Back in 2011, security researcher Jay Radcliffe hacked into his own insulin pump, demonstrating how a remote user could potentially deliver a fatal dose of insulin to an unsuspecting diabetic. It was a dramatic way to show the medical device industry how insecurity of devices could lead to life-threatening situations.
Federal regulators served notice last week: They're watching how businesses use - and possibly abuse - consumers' personal information. And that's great. It's about time more official attention was paid to ways that companies invade our privacy. But federal authorities can do more, much more, to level the playing field.
Cyber-security involves many different technical and informational solutions that must be adopted and implemented to position an organization for the greatest chance of resiliency in a complex threat landscape.
Organizations must make improvements to their risk management programs in order to keep pace with the latest cyber-attack risks and data security challenges, according to the second annual 2015 Vendor Risk Management Benchmark Study, released by the Shared Assessments Program and Protiviti, a global consulting firm.
RadioShack has struck a deal with a coalition of 38 state attorneys general to destroy most of the company's consumer data, stipulating that no credit or debit card account numbers, social security numbers, dates of birth or even phone numbers would be transferred.
The Retail Industry Leaders Association has announced a partnership with the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA) to enhance cybersecurity information sharing and expand retailers' proactive and vigilant approach to cyber threats to protect consumers against criminals.