In a preliminary step toward enactment of a new EU data protection law, the European Parliament on March 12 approved a draft proposal for a comprehensive overhaul of the EU's 1995 data protection directive.
The EC-Council, which offers certifications and training programs for information security practitioners, is recovering from what it describes as a DNS poisoning attack after its domain registrar was compromised.
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.
Congress heard testimony from cybersecurity experts this week about the steps that should be taken to minimize the risk of breaches of the payments system. Learn what Troy Leach of the PCI Council and others had to say.
In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including a breach at the food company Smucker's that compromised payment information, and an incident involving suspicious activity on a North Dakota University server.
In the wake of its data breach last year, Target Corp. is overhauling its information security and compliance practices, launching a search for a new CIO and creating the position of chief information security officer.