In the wake of the Paris massacre, the head of Britain's MI5 domestic intelligence agency has called for new powers to fight extremism, warning that as terror plots increase, communications-interception capabilities are decreasing.
Nobody wants to be a cyber-attacker's first victim. But there are benefits to being second or third, says Akamai's Mike Smith. Then you get to enjoy the true benefits of the oft-discussed information sharing.
FBI Director James Comey's Jan. 7 defense of the bureau's attribution of the Sony Pictures hack to North Korea hasn't silenced many information security experts, who argue that the scant evidence divulged to date proves nothing.
French authorities continue to investigate the Jan. 7 attack in Paris that claimed the lives of a dozen, including journalists and police officers. Information security experts say that cyber-forensic skills are crucial for finding the perpetrators.
Ninety percent of even the largest global firms are susceptible to targeted attacks. And if adversaries want to get in, they can, says Peter George, CEO of Fidelis Security Systems, who discusses new security strategies.
Police in Finland are investigating a series of DDoS attacks against the country's OP Pohjola financial services group that have intermittently shut down online banking and direct debit services. The hacking group "CoreSec" has claimed credit.
A recent interview about why retailers say EMV without the PIN is a fruitless fraud-fighting effort has spurred debate among retailers and bankers. In the end, though, bankers' resistance to PIN is all about time and money.
With the FBI reportedly investigating whether any U.S. financial services firms waged illegal hack-back efforts after DDoS attacks, some security experts contend that hacking back is a bad idea because the cyber-retaliation could cause more problems.
European Bitcoin exchange Bitstamp has temporarily suspended its services after some of its operational wallets were compromised on Jan. 4, resulting in the theft of 19,000 Bitcoins, worth more than $5 million.
The biggest 2014 U.S. health data breaches listed on the federal tally so far demonstrate that security incidents are stemming from a variety of causes, according to a new infographic, which highlights patient risks and takeaways for healthcare organizations.
If a hack attack the size of the Sony Pictures incident hit India, security experts warn that few of the nation's public- and private-sector organizations would have the right plans and tools in place to properly defend themselves or react.
Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai praises employees' actions in the wake of the "vicious" attack against Sony Pictures, which the FBI has attributed to North Korea, using evidence that the White House says will stay classified.