Faced with a vulnerability that exposes Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser to a zero-day exploit involved in recent targeted attacks, CISOs need to take prompt action, security specialists say. Learn the steps they recommend.
The recent Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report notes more than 16,000 incidents in the past year where sensitive information was unintentionally exposed. "Nearly every incident involves some element of human error," the report notes.
The fact that the U.S. federal government would, under some circumstances, exploit software vulnerabilities to attack cyber-adversaries didn't perturb a number of IT security providers attending the 2014 Infosecurity Europe conference in London.
Following news of a serious zero-day exploit impacting several versions of Internet Explorer, the Department of Homeland Security is urging the use of other Web browsers until the issue has been remediated.
With the news that several large technology companies are going to assist in funding critical open source projects such as OpenSSL following the Heartbleed exploit, security experts weigh in on the move.
Following a data breach, sensitive information, including credit card data, is often sold through the underground economy. Security experts discuss why it's so difficult to shut down online criminal forums.
The Massachusetts attorney general has launched an investigation into a data breach involving a subsidiary of Experian. Earlier, attorneys general in Illinois and Connecticut announced similar investigations.
Iowa State University is notifying about 50,000 individuals who enrolled in certain classes between 1995 and 2012 about a hacking incident that exposed their personal information. Learn what steps the university is taking to improve security.
Industry analysts are debating why it took retailer Michaels nearly three months to confirm a breach of its point-of-sale network, and they're asking if the breach is linked to others, including those at Target and Neiman Marcus.
A recently filed class action lawsuit against an Arizona community college district is the latest in a series of legal complaints over a data security incident that potentially affected millions of individuals.
Verizon's latest annual breach report shows that Web application attacks increased more than malware-fueled point-of-sale intrusions in 2013, says analyst Dave Ostertag, who provides an overview of the report's findings.
A draft of revised guidance from NIST drops a cryptographic algorithm the NSA is said to have used to circumvent encryption that shields much of global commerce, banking systems, medical records and Internet communications.