Chinese Hackers Breach 4.5 Million Health Care Records

On August 20, 2014, in Articles,

Lucas Zaichkowsky, Enterprise Defense Architect at AccessData, told eWEEK that he too was not surprised by the disclosure. “The disclosure is mandatory, so I’d be surprised if they didn’t disclose,” Zaichkowsky said. “Additionally, it’s well-known in the intelligence community that health care is being heavily targeted by Chinese espionage efforts due to their large, aging […]

Payment Card Breach Hits Supervalu Retail Chain

On August 15, 2014, in Articles,

Attackers went shopping and picked up much more than just a carton of eggs. Supervalu was the latest retail chain to reveal a payment card breach. American consumers are being alerted to yet another large consumer data breach, this time at grocery supermarket chain Supervalu. In a public statement, Supervalu confirmed that that there was […]

Payment cards with chips aren’t perfect, so encrypt everything, experts say

On August 11, 2014, in Articles,

There’s a push to adopt chip-equipped payment cards in the U.S. following high-profile breaches at large retailers and restaurant chains during the past 12 months, but experts warn that switching to this payment system will not make fraud disappear The EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) standard is widely deployed around the world, and for the […]

The Marketing of Security Threats

On August 8, 2014, in Articles,

When dire warnings do arrive, beware shooting the messenger, warns Craig Carpenter, chief cybersecurity strategist for digital forensics and e-discovery firm Access Data. “I used to work for one of the integrated firewall companies years ago, and people used to accuse us of writing viruses, because it was good for business,” he says. “And the […]

Incident Response: ‘Drowning in Alerts’

On August 7, 2014, in Articles,

When it comes to incident response, organizations don’t lack threat intelligence. They lack the automation, tools and the skilled staff to act on that intelligence, says Craig Carpenter of AccessData. Getting security alerts is the least of the challenges for most organizations, says Carpenter, chief marketing officer at security vendor AccessData. “People aren’t correlating different […]