Amidst the increasing security chaos facing individuals and organizations, one of the dominant themes at this year's RSA Conference was the need for information security professionals to do more, bringing order to enterprise IT security as well as by influencing public policy.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features updates from RSA Conference 2017 on emerging technologies, the forthcoming White House cybersecurity executive order and Microsoft's call for a "Digital Geneva Convention."
Who are the top cybercrime groups, and what security lessons can we derive from their latest attacks and attack vectors?
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The evolution of cybercrime groups;
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The threat landscape for financial institutions has changed considerably since the DDoS attacks of 2012. Rich Bolstridge of Akamai Technologies tells how the definition of "adequate cybersecurity" has also shifted.
Brigadier General (retired) Gregory Touhill was the first federal CISO of the United States. Fresh from that role, he opens up on the state of federal cybersecurity and what the new administration should do to enhance protections.
Are there rules in cyberspace? There aren't many, but Microsoft is proposing a "Digital Geneva Convention" that would set some internet norms for countries to help prevent unfair targeting of civilians.
U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul says Washington must accept that we are losing on the global cyber battlefield. But the Homeland Security Committee chairman contends the Trump administration has the opportunity to turn the tide by prioritizing cybersecurity and investing the right resources in partnerships and defense.
While PCI DSS compliance is an important piece of the security checklist, it's not enough to protect retailers from sophisticated Cyber-attacks that fall outside of the cardholder data environment (CDE).
With more sales traffic over more channels than ever before, hackers have more opportunities to launch advanced...
We know why phishing works; we know how it works. And yet the schemes still work, and they're only getting more effective. How can we stop phishing? Jim Hansen of PhishMe has some ideas, and they just might surprise you.
Hansen, COO of anti-phishing vendor PhishMe, says it isn't about throwing more technology at...
Evil hackers with monomaniacal intentions have long dominated pop culture sensibilities. But when it comes to for-profit hacking, cybercrime predominantly remains a business-driven concern, says Trend Micro's Ed Cabrera.
At this year's RSA Conference, we have about 35 videos on the docket. And truly we're talking about the A-Z of information security thought leaders, from CrowdStrike co-founder Dmitri Alperovitch to ZixCorp CEO David Wagner, with a stop in the middle to discuss homeland security with U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul.
In this edition of the ISMG Security Report: An evaluation of the challenges law enforcement faces in using lawful hacking and metadata as an alternative way to collect evidence when cracking an encrypted device is not an option. Also, a look at Trump's revised cybersecurity executive order.
A heavily revised draft of President Donald Trump's executive order on cybersecurity lays out initiatives to build upon the Obama administration's IT security programs rather than to radically change them. It's not yet clear when the president will sign the order, or whether it will be changed yet again.