Gartner: Top trends in IT security technology

National Harbor, MD. — Gartner kicked off its annual Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit 2014 by pointing to the top threat challenges heading into next year — and added that in the future, the term IT security will give way to “digital security” to encompass newer challenges, such as the Internet of Things. Please read the full article here.

NHS patient information in data breach

As many as 10,000 NHS patients may have been affected by a series of data protection breaches by a private firm.

A leaked report from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) revealed patient data was stored unencrypted by Birmingham company Diagnostic Health.

The company, which carries out ultrasound scans for the NHS, said it had voluntarily suspended services.

Diagnostic Health added it had now completed an action plan that had been agreed with the ICO.

Globally data breaches of patient data are being a regular occurances.

AT & T Mobility Data Lost

AT&T confirmed Friday that attackers compromised the personal information of an undisclosed number of AT&T Mobility members.

AT&T just revealed that outside attackers — allegedly employees of one of AT&T’s service providers — stole a trove of personal information on AT&T Mobility customers. AT&T says the stolen information includes Social Security numbers and call records, i.e. details about the date, time, duration and other phone number for every phone call customers make. AT&T would not disclose the number of affected users.