For data security, 2015 is predicted to be as bad or worse as 2014, as more sensitive and confidential information and transactions are moved to the digital space and become vulnerable to attack, according to The Ponemon Institute’s study 2014: A Year of Mega Breaches.
Anthem, Inc., the second top insurer in the U.S., has reported a data breach that could affect a large percentage of its 37.5 million customers, as well as employees and past customers. Early estimates report that this could be the largest data breach affecting a U.S.-based health insurer yet.
Following a massive cyberattack, eBay is reportedly facing a formal investigation with the government over security practices. The online auction site will have to answer questions about what type of security was in place before hackers gained access to the personal data of its 145 million users.
The holidays are a time to celebrate and rejoice with family and friends. However, during the most recent holiday shopping season, many found themselves worrying whether or not the gift they purchased for a loved one put them in jeopardy due to cyber-attacks.
Who are the thought-leaders pushing the security industry forward, in government, cybersecurity, corporate security and education? Learn about this year’s security champions in our annual Most Influential People in Security report. Also in this issue: Data security concerns for healthcare institutions; ruggedized security technology; covert surveillance installations; how to polish up your resume and references; infinity background screening for workplace violence risk mitigation and more.