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IEEE data breach demonstrates need for increased server-level security. #databreach

Updated IEEE Statement on Security Incident 27 September – We deeply regret the exposure of user IDs and passwords that we became aware of on 24 September 2012. We would like to take this opportunity to explain to our members and customers the circumstances under which the exposure occurred and provide assurances with respect to IEEE’s security processes and policies. IEEE follows security best practices based on ISO and NIST standards. We review these standards to ensure that we follow a certain security methodology in our practices and processes. Notwithstanding our precautions, the exposure of the user IDs and passwords nevertheless did occur and we have thoroughly investigated how it happened. We have found the following: The incident related to the communication of user IDs and passwords between two specific applications within our internal network resulting in the in...

Full article: http://www.ieee.org/about/news/2012/27september_2012.html...

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