UK-based TalkTalk, a telecommunications and broadband company, confirmed that it has suffered a data breach, which names, phone numbers, addressees and account numbers of its customers were exposed to malicious actors.
Industry professionals applauded the steps by the White House to promote cyber threat information sharing, but an executive order can only go so far and more is needed than just information sharing to combat sophisticated cyber attacks, experts said.
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North Korea appeared to have been hit by Internet outages, reports said Monday, just days after US President Barack Obama warned Washington would retaliate for a cyber attack on Sony Pictures blamed on Pyongyang.
If North Korea is connected to the Sony attacks, it would be an archetypal example of such a weaker state using cyber operations to level the playing field in potential confrontations with the United States.
In resource-limited environments, every alert counts. Spear alerting is an approach that can help organizations improve their signal-to-noise ratio and make their security programs much more efficient and effective.
Was the plan by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) to create a new inter-agency working group comprised of data security regulators a reaction to the recent acceleration of nationwide data breaches?
Because of the large volume of even the highest priority alerts, analysts are not able to successfully review each event. And with a large number of false positives, analysts become desensitized to alerts and do not take them seriously.