Monthly Archives: November 2011

AT&T says hack attempt affected up to 1 million customers

AT&T on Monday acknowledged an organized attempt to hack information on as many as 1 million AT&T wireless customer accounts, but the company said no accounts were breached

via AT&T says hack attempt affected up to 1 million customers.

2012 Security Spending To Hold Strong

For 2012, 37% of information security professionals say their business plans to increase its security spending, while only 16% expect their security spending to decrease. The top drivers for spending increases are to address compliance, mobile devices, and data loss prevention.

via 2012 Security Spending To Hold Strong – Security – Security administration/management – Informationweek.

HITECH Act Breached Individuals Skyrocket in Latest OCR Web Site Posting

OCR reported a total of 364 such breaches, up from 345 in its previous post in October.  The 364 breaches have impacted 18,190,451 persons in breaches reported by covered entities from September 22, 2009—the day prior to the effective date of the Breach Notification Rule—to September 14, 2011

via HIPAA.com – HITECH Act Breached Individuals Skyrocket in Latest OCR Web Site Posting.