AT&T, in a settlement with the FCC, agrees to pay a $25 million fine because call center employees in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines accessed private information from some 278,000 customer accounts without authorization.
The DNS infrastructure underlying the Internet is the map that both the good guys and bad guys need. Dr. Paul Vixie, a member of the Internet Hall of Fame, discusses DNS' impact on the security landscape.
New, advanced point-of-sale malware dubbed "Poseidon" can exfiltrate card data directly from every infected device. And security experts warn that too many retailers fail to test POS devices and segment networks to mitigate all malware threats.
The privacy profession is evolving rapidly, and security leaders increasingly need to understand the unique demands and responsibilities that come with protecting privacy. But where do they gain this insight?
The Target breach was the hot topic for many RSA 2014 attendees, but Gartner's Avivah Litan was already talking about the next Target - a UK retailer that may have suffered a similar hack, exposing payment card data.
The cybersecurity framework, the package of best IT security practices issued in mid-February, isn't set in stone, but will evolve in the coming weeks, months and years, says the framework's point man, Adam Sedgewick.
Troy Leach of the PCI Security Standards Council says data security standards are not failing; they just aren't being applied continuously. And conformance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard is just one piece of the puzzle.
Most organizations have yet to realize the cybersecurity benefits of big data analytics, says Russell Thomas of Zions Bank. He explains steps the pioneering bank is taking to revolutionize its big data operations.