Advanced threats are like the weather. Everyone talks about them, but few have a solid defense plan - or even a solid understanding of the threat landscape. Mike Nichols of General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions offers insight.
(ISC)Â² is celebrating its silver anniversary as a global organization educating and certifying information security professionals. What are the key threats and trends driving the profession's future growth?
Retail point-of-sale breaches at Target Corp. and Neiman Marcus have put a spotlight on payment card security and encryption. But achieving true end-to-end encryption isn't easy, says data protection specialist Richard Moulds....
New guidance from FinCEN addresses know-your-customer concerns surrounding financial transactions linked to legal marijuana businesses. Anti-money-laundering expert Kevin Sullivan sorts through the advice.
Mobility has driven the rise of containerization as a security strategy for employee-owned devices. But what about for contractors? Kimber Spradlin of Moka5 discusses how to mitigate third-party risks.
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.
Although adoption of mobile banking is accelerating, mobile payments have yet to reach a tipping point and security issues need to be addressed, says Marc Warshawsky of Bank of America, a mobile banking pioneer.
Distributed-denial-of-service attacks are a concern for all organizations. But financial institutions face unique challenges, and so they require a unique level of protection, says Mark Byers of Fortinet.
Phyllis Schneck, the Department of Homeland Security's deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity, equates the department's continuous diagnostics and mitigation initiative with a medical probe detecting an infection in the human body.