Stories by Jaikumar Vijayan

Data shows Home Depot breach could be largest ever

It looks like Home Depot may have earned the dubious distinction of being responsible for the biggest compromise ever involving credit and debit card data.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan04 Sept. 14 06:44

Healthcare organizations still too lax on security

The data breach at Community Health Systems that exposed the personal information on more than 4.5 million people is a symptom of the chronic lack of attention to patient data security and privacy within the healthcare industry.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan20 Aug. 14 06:25

Cybersecurity should be professionalized

The time is ripe for professionalizing cybersecurity, according to Salve Regina University's Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan06 Aug. 14 06:25

There's still a security disconnect on BYOD

Corporate employees are taking a surprisingly lax approach towards security issues raised by the business use of personally owned mobile devices.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan12 July 14 03:12

Security skills shortage is real, and it's not going away anytime soon

The current shortage of cybersecurity professionals in the U.S will likely resolve itself over the next several years, according to the RAND Corp. But until then, companies will find it disturbingly difficult to find skilled workers.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan21 June 14 06:23

IT shops losing control over technology

A survey of more than 1,000 C-level executives shows that IT organizations are losing control over new technology adoption at their companies but are still held accountable for integrating the technologies securely into their company's infrastructure.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan30 April 14 07:45

6 ways the Internet of Things will transform enterprise security

Most enterprise security organizations are unlikely to have a spamming refrigerator on top of their list of things to worry about. But news earlier this year that an Internet-connected fridge was co-opted into a botnet that sent spam to tens of thousands of Internet users is sure to have piqued the interest of at least a few.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan08 April 14 00:01

In Pictures: 7 hidden dangers of wearable computers

Wearable computers like smart clothes and smart watches offer a myriad of benefits, but also raise security concerns. Here are 7 worries associated with wearable devices.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan26 Feb. 14 08:25

Breach goes from bad to worse for Target and its customers

Target's acknowledgement Friday that personal data of 70 million people, not 40 million as previously thought, may have been exposed to hackers in a recent data breach raises new questions about the incident and how it could affect victims.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan10 Jan. 14 17:13