The University of Maryland is the latest victim of a significant data breach, stemming from what school officials described as a “sophisticated computer security attack” that exposed records containing personal information.
Synopsys, a company that provides tools and services for designing chips and electronic systems, said on Wednesday that it would acquire, Coverity, a provider of software quality, testing, and security tools, for approximately $375 million.
In a survey of 1,083 professionals in the U.S. and the EMEA, researchers at the Ponemon Institute found that many feel incident response is hurt by the inability of point solutions to prioritize alerts as they come in as well as poor integration between products.
While security monitoring generates big data, in its raw form it remains only a means to an end. Ultimately, information security decision making should be based on prioritized, actionable insight derived from the data.
Without the elements of prevention, detection, and protection all working together, threat actors will always have the advantage, and will find a way to carry out their illicit economic, political or social agendas.