The recent Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report notes more than 16,000 incidents in the past year where sensitive information was unintentionally exposed. "Nearly every incident involves some element of human error," the report notes.
The fact that the U.S. federal government would, under some circumstances, exploit software vulnerabilities to attack cyber-adversaries didn't perturb a number of IT security providers attending the 2014 Infosecurity Europe conference in London.
The Consumer Bankers Association doesn't have an official stance on lawsuits that have been filed by banks against breached retailers, but the association's David Pommerehn says the CBA does support banks' rights to recover losses.
The Target breach. Account takeover. Mobile banking. Big data analytics. If these terms mean anything to you, then stop right now and give some thought to attending our Fraud Summit in San Francisco on April 29.
Two weeks after the launch of Heartbleed.com, traffic to the site remains strong and tweets still flow at a brisk pace. Site creator Codenomicon is helping IT practitioners to mitigate the OpenSSL flaw - and attracting customers, too.
Three years ago, trust on the Internet - or the lack thereof - focused, in part, on the faceless hacking groups such as Anonymous and LulzSec. Today, we have a face for this lack of trust, and it looks a lot like Uncle Sam and a Chinese Red Army cybersoldier.
In the wake of recent high-profile retail breaches, the PCI Security Standards Council is supporting a move toward chip card technology that conforms to the Europay, MasterCard, Visa Standard, says General Manager Bob Russo.
President Obama has reportedly decided that the government shouldn't exploit encryption flaws, such as Heartbleed, in most instances unless there's "a clear national security or law enforcement need." But how should that need be determined?
A DDoS attack against Ellie Mae, which provides technologies to mortgage originators, comes just as banking regulators issue a reminder about the risks associated with such attacks. Experts offer risk mitigation insights.
In many if not most enterprises, the chief information security officer reports to the chief information officer. After all, enterprises cannot function without IT, and security is a support function to safeguard data and systems. Or is it?
Three more banks have filed a class-action lawsuit against Target and security firm Trustwave in the wake of the retailer's 2013 data breach. Meanwhile, two other banks have dropped their separate suit against the retailer and the vendor.
Information security and privacy work in healthcare environments often requires a depth of specialized knowledge and competency that can be validated through the help of professional credentialing, says CISO Sean Murphy.