While many banks and merchants in Britain, France and Germany have long complied with the PCI Data Security Standard, deregulation has led organizations in other European countries to start taking PCI compliance more seriously and use it for competitive advantage.
The Chinese government likely was responsible for the hacking of computers at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in 2010, 2011 and 2013, according to a new congressional report. Also, a new audit from the FDIC inspector general criticizes the agency for continued lax information security practices.
Businesses on both sides of the Atlantic are lauding the new U.S.-EU Privacy Shield, which gives them a legal way to handle Europeans' personal data. But privacy rights groups have criticized the agreement for falling short of the EU's own privacy protections.
How low will ransomware go? New malware - dubbed Ranscam - demands bitcoins to unlock files, but in reality they've already been deleted, researchers warn. As always when it comes to defending against ransomware, preparation pays.
Pokémon Go - Nintendo's new smartphone app - has been a smash hit. But the game's augmented-reality approach, and app developers' data-handling choices, have triggered security and privacy concerns as well as safety warnings.
The release this week by the PCI Security Standards Council of a new PCI compliance resource for small merchants is being lauded by the banking and payments community. But how effective will the resource be at actually convincing merchants to move forward with PCI compliance?
Interbank messaging service SWIFT will begin collecting and sharing anonymized attack information and offering incident-response services - backed by Fox-IT and BAE Systems - to help hacked banks. But will financial institutions buy in?
Deception technology could be a game-changer, with many thought leaders and organizations already getting behind the concept of "assume compromise." Smokescreen founder Sahir Hidayatullah speaks about the rise of this emerging technology.
Security vendors are issuing warnings about two new types of dangerous Mac malware - Eleanor and Keydnap - which serve as a reminder that it's not just Windows users coming under fire from malicious software developers and tricksters.
Forget the 2015 mega-breach, an ongoing FTC probe or multiple class-action lawsuits: A new leadership team wants to reboot infidelity-focused online dating website Ashley Madison, promising that this time they'll get security and privacy right.
The Government of India is yet to appoint a Cyber Appellate Tribunal chair - but powers and functions have been prescribed. Meanwhile, cases pile up, and critics wonder when this vital role will be filled.
One of the core values of the cybersecurity framework is to facilitate communication among various stakeholders coming from different technical and managerial backgrounds who must collaborate to build secure IT systems, NIST Program Manager Matt Barrett explains in an interview.
Endpoint protection vendors compete fiercely for customers, and allegations of impropriety are common among rivals. The latest battle pits Sophos against Cylance. Whose version of the story is the truth?
Shriram Life Insurance responds to the recent alleged hacking of its servers by an unknown group of attackers. The company strongly denies any breach of its servers and says it has robust security controls with strict policies in place to prevent breaches.