The chief executive of the Finnish company that uncovered the Internet website vulnerability known as Heartbleed says security practitioners should rethink how they approach IT security by placing a greater emphasis on vetting software for vulnerabilities.
To boost cybersecurity, senior leaders - whether a CEO, a board member or a government agency director - need to think of information as a critical asset worthy of protection, risk management experts Val Rahmani and Malcolm Harkins say.
Even so-called minor breaches can cost organizations nearly $200,000, according to one finding from NTT Group's annual Intelligence Report. Rob Kraus of Solutionary shares the study's insights and advice.
Advanced threats are like the weather. Everyone talks about them, but few have a solid defense plan - or even a solid understanding of the threat landscape. Mike Nichols of General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions offers insight.
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.
Retail point-of-sale breaches at Target Corp. and Neiman Marcus have put a spotlight on payment card security and encryption. But achieving true end-to-end encryption isn't easy, says data protection specialist Richard Moulds....
Mobility has driven the rise of containerization as a security strategy for employee-owned devices. But what about for contractors? Kimber Spradlin of Moka5 discusses how to mitigate third-party risks.
Attackers likely purchased malware in underground "cybercrime-as-a-service" markets to use in recent credit card breaches, including the Target Corp. attack, a new report from McAfee Labs asserts. Adam Wosotowsky explains the report's findings.
One key factor in efforts to reduce reliance on passwords for authentication will be international acceptance of the FIDO Alliance's soon-to-be released protocol for advanced authentication, says Michael Barrett, the alliance's president.
Recent data breaches, such as the ones suffered by Target Corp. and Neiman Marcus, may have been detected sooner if retailers had been sharing transactional pattern and behavioral information about their customers, says Mike Braatz of ACI Worldwide.
Phyllis Schneck, the Department of Homeland Security's deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity, equates the department's continuous diagnostics and mitigation initiative with a medical probe detecting an infection in the human body.
In the wake of high-profile breaches and data leaks, the government will pay a lot more attention to information security. Are security pros ready for this scrutiny? Professor Eugene Spafford has his doubts.