The information security field has done a poor job of attracting and retaining women, contends Jo Stewart-Rattray, international director of ISACA, who emphasizes the need for mentoring as well as salary equity.
The future of payments security hinges on a combination of factors, including widespread use of the EMV chip, tokenization and encryption, as well as near real-time payments, says Liz Garner, vice president of the Merchant Advisory Group, a featured speaker at ISMG's Fraud Summit New York on Oct. 20.
NACS attorney Doug Kantor says small businesses are getting a raw deal from the card brands when it comes to expectations for EMV migration. The expense is too high, and the fraud-reduction benefits too low to make EMV worthwhile, he argues.
Security leaders do well securing stored data and data in transit. But what about the integrity of data after it reaches the intended recipient? This is a huge gap to be bridged, says Chris Kniffin of Seclore.
With organizations increasingly moving to the cloud, more security professionals are needed to help secure those environments as well as manage incident response. Cloud forensics expert Neha Thethi outlines must-have skills, qualifications and certifications.
In this audio blog report, hear why former NSA Director Mike McConnell changed his view on the value of the government getting device manufacturers to create a backdoor to allow law enforcement to bypass encryption.
Proposed federal legislation calls for testing the use of smart cards, similar to the chip cards being rolled out by the U.S. credit card brands, for Medicare patient identification to help reduce fraud. Kelli Emerick, leader of the Secure ID Coalition, explains the proposal.
BitSight Technologies is out with its annual Industry Benchmark Report, and cybersecurity ratings are low for the energy and utilities industry. BitSight's Mike Woodward shares insights for all sectors.
Recent breaches indicate that stronger controls are needed to protect key corporate assets - especially identities. CA's Steve Firestone discusses how to protect identities, while at the same time improving the user experience.
In the wake of the Oct. 1 EMV fraud liability shift date, U.S. merchants can expect to pay for counterfeit fraud losses previously absorbed by European issuers, says Jeremy King of the PCI Council. Longer-term, he expects European banks will experience more fraud as U.S. POS and card security leapfrogs other markets.
As a result of Experian's data breach, 15 million T-Mobile subscribers are at risk from phishing attacks and fraud. But it's not clear what more T-Mobile can do to protect breach victims, says security specialist Mark James.
Cybercrimnals are now using the Dyre and Dridex banking Trojans to gather massive amounts of data about individuals and companies that could enable them to track patterns of behavior, which might later help them evade intrusion detection, says Fox-IT's Eward Driehuis.
The commoditization of attack infrastructure and services in the cyber-criminal underground, and the low cost and ease of launching targeted attacks, are growing concerns that require new defense strategies, says Trend Micro's Raimund Genes.
In addition to having a dedicated individual or team responsible for privacy matters, organizations must ensure their information security and IT staffs are knowledgeable about data privacy issues, says Trevor Hughes, CEO of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.