Numerous services are enabled by default in Microsoft's Windows 10, and as employees connect their BYOD equipment to corporate networks, the cloud, collaboration and location tie-ins could pose enterprise security risks, experts warn.
Attributing who's behind cyberattacks is essential because it helps organizations build better defenses against future attacks, says Greg Kesner, former chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Data Intercept program.
The Black Hat conference features presentations that have already led to very public warnings about remotely hackable flaws in everything from Jeep Cherokees and Linux-powered rifles to Android mobile devices and Mac OS X.
After hosting the ISACA Mumbai Chapter Conference back in 2013, I was asked again this year, and didn't think twice. Here are some of my observations from two days of talking security with key thought-leaders.
The Government of India will restore an amended version of the IT Act's section 66A, which the Supreme Court struck down in March. Cyber law experts welcome the move, suggesting new provisions for consideration.
"Defend everything" is not working. And as attacks get more sophisticated, attackers are innovating in ways that challenge organizations shackled by legacy security strategies, says FireEye's Bryce Boland.
News that charges were filed last week against two California residents for their alleged roles in the 2011 Michaels crafts stores breach, which involved terminal tampering, is a reminder of how much hackers have improved their techniques in just four years.
The toolbar distributed by Chinese-language search engine Baidu is being targeted by opportunistic attackers and used to exfiltrate corporate secrets, warns Rob Eggebrecht, president and CEO of the security firm InteliSecure.
The FBI says numerous financial services firms continue to face DDoS and stolen-data-dump threats from supposed hackers. Security experts say the only effective and sustainable defense is preparation - not payoffs.
An NSA map that shows nearly 700 cyber-assaults on computers at American military installations, government agencies, businesses and educational institutions raises the question of whether the e-spy agency should have shared some of that information.
In the face of new cyber-attacks, enterprises must deploy new security intelligence platforms with analytics to gain greater visibility and reduce incident response time, says LogRhythm's Taylor-Mountford.
Attributing the Anthem, OPM and other breaches to specific attackers might be useful for government-level diplomatic efforts. But organizations must prioritize blocking all types of espionage and cybercrime attacks, says Symantec's Vikram Thakur.