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.
Target will spend $100 million to equip its "REDcards" and store card readers in the U.S. with chip-enabled smart-card technology by the first quarter of 2015, more than six months ahead of previous plans.
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.
Understanding why passwords are so valuable to hackers can both explain and prepare enterprises to deal with potential security vulnerabilities. There are potentially hundreds of uses for stolen passwords once they are obtained.