Operation Epic Turla targeted intelligence agencies, government institutions, embassies, military groups, education institutions, and research and pharmaceutical companies in more than 45 countries, the security firm said on Thursday.
US Investigations Services (USIS), a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) contractor that conducts background checks for the agency, has been the target of a cyberattack that appears to have been launched by a state-sponsored entity.
Target said that t its second quarter financial results are expected to include gross expenses of $148 million, partially offset by a $38 million insurance receivable, related to the December 2013 massive data breach.
Are we doing enough to ensure that we are cultivating the next generation of cyber professionals? Do we invest enough in education programs that so that students go on to institutions of higher learning with a goal of becoming a cybersecurity expert?
The fall of a high-profile CEO due to security concerns makes me envision a scenario where security is now given a more prominent role on the executive team, with more emphasis placed on avoiding the breach in the first place.
Shortcomings in a cloud providers’ security architecture can trickle down to customers that leverage their services. So what steps should organizations take to retool their security practices for the cloud age?