MeitY is requiring every government department in India to appoint a senior staff member as CISO. But some security experts question whether there are enough qualified security experts in all government departments to fill the new CISO positions and suggest departments consider hiring outside experts.
Disney is reportedly being targeted by cyber-extortionist hackers who have threatened to release a stolen, prerelease copy of the movie studio's fifth "Pirates of the Caribbean" film unless they receive a ransom, payable in bitcoins.
A focus on breach prevention and protecting the perimeter is outdated, so organizations need to shift to a focus on resiliency, says security thought leader Vishak Raman, former senior regional director for India and SAARC at FireEye.
The UAE Banks Federation, which has 49 member banks, has launched the Cyber Threat Intelligence Initiative 2017 to create an information sharing platform in an attempt to better detect and respond to cyberattacks. But are these banks ready to share information or report breaches?
With an aim to safeguard capital markets from cyberattacks, the Securities and Exchange Board of India has set up a committee on cybersecurity to provide guidance. But some security practitioners stress that the panel will prove effective only if its recommendations are actually carried out.
The latest ISMG Security Report leads with an account of FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the U.S. Congress on insiders posing a cyberthreat to the American law enforcement bureau. Also, dissecting the claim that most startups fail shortly after being victimized by a cyberattack.
Score another one for social engineering: A phishing campaign used a bogus "Google Docs" app to trick people into surrendering full access to their Google accounts and contacts. Before Google squashed the campaign, up to 1 million of its users may have fallen victim.
To help ensure that data is properly protected, the Ministry of Electronics and information Technology has mandated that all cloud service providers that handle government data store it on servers in India and not in other countries.
Citing recent data leakage incidents, some security experts are questioning whether the Reserve Bank of India's recent decision to mandate a migration to Aadhaar-based biometric authentication for electronic payment transactions is a good move.
The latest chapter in the nonstop WikiLeaks saga: As U.S. government officials continue to ramp up their anti-WikiLeaks rhetoric, President Donald Trump has reportedly directed federal prosecutors to examine ways in which members of WikiLeaks could be prosecuted.
The IRDAI requires all insurance organizations to appoint a CISO soon and expects them to formulate a cyber crisis management plan as an immediate step. Security leaders discuss the feasibility of meeting IRDAI's deadline.
The ransomware epidemic can be compared to the earlier heyday of viruses, albeit it is costing enterprises and individuals serious money. Charanjit Sodhi of Nomura Services takes a deep dive into the tactics used today and how enterprises can effectively counter them.