Tag Archives: data breach

Colin Powell to Address FireEye Cyber Defense Summit

FireEye will host a two-day conference in Washington to discuss best practices related to cybersecurity with corporate executives and chief information security officers. The company said Monday the 2015 FireEye Cyber Defense Summit on Oct. 13 and Oct. 14 will deal with threat intelligence, case studies of data breaches, incident response procedures, malware …

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Raytheon’s Dave Wajsgras Urges Increased Cyber Investment Following OPM Breach

Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon‘s intelligence, information and services businesses, has urged the government and private sector to boost investments in cybersecurity following the recent Office of Personnel Management data breach, Reuters reported Thursday. Andrea Shalal writes that the Raytheon executive has joined other defense industry leaders in calling for …

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ThreatTrack Security: C-Level Execs Indicate Limited View of CISO Duties, Skills

A new white paper by ThreatTrack Security reports that the role of chief information security officers at U.S. enterprises is underappreciated and misunderstood, particularly in the coverage of their duties and leadership capabilities. ThreatTrack Security said that C-level executives in the legal, retail, healthcare and professional services sectors believe CISOs are responsible for preventing …

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SafeNet’s Prakash Panjwani: Key Management, Access Control Essential for Enterprise Data Security

Prakash Panjwani, president and CEO of SafeNet, believes organizations must go beyond encryption to protect their most sensitive data against breach, GovInfoSecurity reported Thursday. Mathew Schwartz writes Panjwani said it is imperative that companies have strategies to mitigate the potential risks of computer hacking and has advised enterprise clients to …

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General Dynamics’ Nadia Short: High-Profile Threats Spur Demand for Cyber Defense Products

A rise in breach incidents has prompted U.S. government agencies to invest more on cybersecurity tools against insider threats or outsider attacks, according to General Dynamics executive Nadia Short, Reuters reported Thursday. Andrea Shalal writes Short, vice president and general manager for the cyber and intelligence solutions division at General Dynamics’ …

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Verizon’s Rafeeq Rehman: Active Monitoring, Response Plans Key in Data Breach Mitigation

Companies should actively monitor their networks, establish a crisis management plan and instill employee awareness to mitigate the impact of cyber attacks on both operations and business, Verizon‘s Rafeeq Rehman says. Recent incidents of data breaches indicate how hackers can target even old data as companies store these information for use in analytics applications, Rehman …

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Mario Santana: Verizon Aims to Help Enterprises Protect Networks With Cyber Intell Tech

Mario Santana, managing principal at Verizon‘s Cyber Intelligence Center, said the center uses an analytics method to help enterprise clients identify threats that can bypass traditional cybersecurity platforms. “Hunting injects creative, engaged defenders into the equation with the use of force-multiplying tools and automation that allow us to analyze data …

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NJVC’s Robert Michalsky: Verizon Data Breach Report to Guide Cyber Risk Management

As Verizon releases the 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report, NJVC Principal Robert Michalsky notes that 92 percent of the more than 100,000 breaches and security incidents covered in the past decade can be grouped within nine attack patterns. Summarizing all of Verizon’s collected data since 2008 is expected to aid cybersecurity professionals implement smart risk management measures, Michalsky …

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Kevin Mandia: Mandiant Research Finds Improvements In Enterprise Threat Detection

Mandiant has published a new report that analyzes the motives and targets of advanced threat attacks that occurred in 2013 and describes how malicious actors compromise enterprise data. Data from the FireEye subsidiary’s “Beyond the Breach” report indicates that 33 percent of organizations detected information security breaches on their own in 2013, …

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