The Ashley Madison dating website hack and threatened data release is a perfect illustration of the perils - and promise - of our Internet-connected, hacktivist age, whether it comes to online dating or the Internet of Things.
Antrix becomes the latest in a long line of government agencies that have been hacked or defaced. What lessons can be learned from this incident, and how must agencies improve their cybersecurity posture?
Shed a tear for enthusiasts of aging Microsoft Windows operating systems. That's because Microsoft has now retired Windows Server 2003 support, as well as anti-virus scanner and signature updates for Windows XP. But breaking up can be hard to do.
As part of the Digital India initiative, NIELT has taken up capacity building and skilling of 12,050 security professionals. But security leaders say a systematic approach to address the skills shortage is lacking.
In global business, operating under multiple jurisdictions and regulations helps build the case for governance, risk and compliance solutions. But there is more to GRC than meets the eye, says MetricStream's French Caldwell.
Although they apparently weren't caused by cyber-attacks, the impacts of computer failures at the New York Stock Exchange, United Airlines and the Wall Street Journal have much in common with the aftermath of breaches.
Is it wrong that accused Lizard Squad hacker Julius Kivimaki, a teenager who was convicted of 50,700 "instances of aggravated computer break-ins" attacks, gets to walk away without having to serve any jail time?
'Digital India' promotes expansion of mobile services. But how secure is SMS-based two-factor authentication? Entrust's Chris Taylor shares insight on the authentication challenges security leaders must anticipate.
MasterCard is testing a smartphone app that lets users approve online transactions using facial recognition, via the equivalent of taking a selfie. But could such technology be spoofed, and will it reduce card fraud?
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has kicked off the Digital India Week with the launch of the DigiLocker data storage initiative for citizens. What are preliminary reactions from the security community?