Computer scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology are developing new ways to apply encryption when storing or searching data in the cloud, says Paul Royal, associate director of the university's information security center.
Financial institutions and businesses in other sectors must continually collect information about their online customers to ensure stronger authentication, says Avivah Litan, a fraud expert and analyst for the consultancy Gartner.
The breach of a card loyalty marketing company has reignited discussions about the roles banking institutions, regulators and others play when it comes to mitigating third-party risks. Where should the buck stop?
A new set of patent infringement suits is targeting payment card networks, payment processors and e-commerce sites. Meanwhile, the American Bankers Association has endorsed pending federal legislation designed to help curb these legal actions.
Shoring up mobile security gaps should be a top 2014 priority for financial institutions, says Gartner analyst Anton Chuvakin, who contends many other security issues, including managing cloud vendors and other third parties, aren't so urgent.
Every second, 80 "things" are being connected to the Internet, and ISACA's Rob Stroud says that requires information security professionals to identify and mitigate threats, protect individuals' privacy and manage access.
New payment card security standards issued by the PCI Council include a number of improvements, plus some glaring omissions, such as requirements for mobile, security experts say. What are their chief concerns?
The National Institute of Standards and Technology continues to collaborate with the National Security Agency on its IT security guidance even as it investigates whether the spy agency meddled with one of its special publications.
NIST is revising its 3-year-old smart-grid guidance to address technological and policy changes that have made the power grid more susceptible to vulnerabilities and threatened utility customers' privacy.