Attackers today continue to refine their distributed denial-of-service attack capabilities, delivering downtime on demand. The increase in attack effectiveness and volume demands new types of defenses, says Akamai's Richard Meeus.
Many questions remain unanswered about the data breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management that may have exposed personal information for 4 million current and former government workers. Here's a closer look at seven of them.
Larry Ponemon, founder of the Ponemon Institute, offers an in-depth analysis of the results of the organization's 10th study of the costs of data breaches, which found, for example, that rapid growth in hacker attacks is leading to escalating costs.
The Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit tackles digital business, a concept that blurs the physical and digital worlds, and requires organizations to reconsider how they approach IT security and risk management.
Financial services firms are increasingly applying contextual security tools to help identify fraud more quickly. But a shift to continuous authentication will provide even better security, says Vasco's Jan Valcke.
This year's Infosecurity Europe conference in London - celebrating its 20th anniversary - decamped from Earl's Court to the glass-topped, 19th-century Olympia Conference Center, and featured more than 300 exhibitors and 200 speakers.
The Office of Personnel Management is notifying 4 million current and former federal government employees that their personally identifiable information may have been exposed by a breach of its IT systems that the government discovered in April.
Law enforcement officials estimate that fewer than 200 people in the world build the core infrastructure and tools relied on by cybercriminals who would otherwise lack such capabilities. What's the best way to stop them?
To help organizations discover what they don't know is happening on their networks, Darktrace uses machine learning to create advanced baselines of normal behavior, then sounding alarms when it sees deviations.
The lead cybersecurity official for Britain's GCHQ intelligence agency dismisses charges that the U.K. conducts mass surveillance. But critics question the government's introduction of the Investigatory Powers Bill.
NASSCOM and DSCI have launched a cybersecurity task force to help develop India as a global R&D hub. Experts question whether the sponsoring organizations have set the right agenda for this new entity.
The consolidated class-action lawsuit filed by banking institutions against Home Depot is more evidence of how issuers are no longer relying solely on card brands to be compensated for breach losses and expenses.
A new breach reported by Heartland Payment Systems won't get much attention. But this incident could be more damaging to the undisclosed number of consumers affected than was Heartland's 2008 payment card breach.
Prosecutors love to tell judges that sentences for hackers and cybercriminals must be strong enough to deter future such crimes. But as the case of Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht shows, they've failed to make the case for deterrence.