Nothing says "you really screwed up" like receiving the Pwnie Award for "Most Epic Fail" at the annual Black Hat conference. Hence it's no surprise that in the wake of its mega breach, the win goes to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
Just two weeks after an international, FBI-led operation disrupted the notorious hacking forum Darkode, leading to 70 arrests, a supposed site administrator has claimed the forum will reboot on the "dark Web." But security experts question those claims.
After jumping by 33 percent in 2014, the number of Americans who consider themselves IT security professionals has remained flat for the first half of 2015, according to an examination of federal government employment data. That's bad news for employers seeking IT security pros to hire.
During a time of significant change for corporations, when today's modern network extends far beyond the company's physical walls, it's disturbing that companies face such well-organized and pervasive threats.
A new breach reported by Heartland Payment Systems won't get much attention. But this incident could be more damaging to the undisclosed number of consumers affected than was Heartland's 2008 payment card breach.
Prosecutors love to tell judges that sentences for hackers and cybercriminals must be strong enough to deter future such crimes. But as the case of Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht shows, they've failed to make the case for deterrence.
Are you heading to RSA Conference 2015 in San Francisco? If so, be sure to connect with Information Security Media Group. We'll be out in full force on the Expo floor, as well as running a number of must-attend sessions and events.
Target is the high-profile example, but many organizations have been breached through third-party vulnerabilities. Where are the security gaps, and how can they be filled? BitSight's Stephen Boyer offers insight.
Target is the high-profile example, but many organizations have been breached through third-party vulnerabilities. Where are the security gaps, and how can they be filled. BitSight's Stephen Boyer offers insight.
Even a few weeks after the RBI announced its plan to consider removal of the two-factor authentication requirement for small-value transactions, security critics continue to react strongly against the notion.
When you're thinking about securing your data assets and web site, how do you really know the value of what you're protecting? Akamai's Terrence O'Connor shares how to determine the cost of a data breach.