Blockchain technology used by bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies offers opportunities for enhanced authentication and ID management, as well as cross-border money remittances, says Ben Knieff of the consultancy Aite. But he contends it's not clear that the technology could play a role in faster payments.
The big-name breaches have made us all sensitive to the loss of personal and competitive data. But are we overlooking the real risks? Shawn Henry of CrowdStrike offers insight on how we need to evolve our core defenses.
Webroot has just released its 2016 edition of its annual threat brief. In an exclusive interview, Michael Malloy, executive vice president of products and strategy, discusses the report and how its key findings will likely play out in the year ahead.
Threat response is a lot like physical fitness. Enterprises know what they need to do - they often just opt not to do it. RSA's Rashmi Knowles offers advice for how to move from threat prevention to response.
More cybercriminals are adapting their attack techniques, using compromised credentials linked to privileged accounts to invade networks and systems, according to researchers at Dell SecureWorks, who describe an open source solution that can help mitigate the threat.
Former intelligence operative Will Hurd brings his CIA values, including his belief in the benefits of sharing of threat information, to his job as chairman of a House subcommittee with information security oversight. Hurd addresses a number of cybersecurity matters in a wide-ranging interview.
Unlike other security and breach reports, Verizon's Data Breach Digest is a collection of data breach investigation case studies from around the world. Verizon's Ashish Thapar elaborates on findings from this digest.
Apple's standoff with the U.S. government is creating a healthy debate about whether federal investigators, under certain circumstances, should have the right to circumvent the security functions of smartphones and other devices, says cybersecurity attorney Chris Pierson.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has a message for state leaders across the nation: Cybersecurity has to be a top item on their policy platforms. And, by the way, he very much intends to make Virginia the cyber capital of the United States.
Organizations can apply user behavioral analytics - the practice of reacting to how people behave in the information security realm - to better spot and block data breaches, says Fortscale's Kurt Stammberger.
Identity management is going to be a big issue in 2016, and emerging authentication tools, such as biometrics, could very well gain a more significant foothold, although not without posing new risks, says Steve Martino, CISO at Cisco Systems.
The "industrialization" of cybercrime, remote-access attacks and mobile-banking application and online-browser overlay attacks are trends the financial industry should monitor this year, says George Tubin of IBM Security Trusteer.
Debit fraud losses in Canada hit an all-time low in 2015, mainly because of the nearly complete migration to EMV and real-time settlement of debit payments, says Mark Sullivan, who heads fraud management for Interac, Canada's payment network. He offers important lessons for the U.S.