Ransomware, regulations, botnets, information sharing and policing strategies were just some of the topics that dominated the "International Conference on Big Data in Cyber Security" hosted by Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland.
The continuing success of attackers stealing billions of dollars from organizations, often through simple business email compromise scams, is a sad commentary on the state of corporate security practices as well as our collective lack of cybersecurity smarts.
For years, Wade Baker was one of the main forces behind the industry's most noted data breach investigations report. Now, as vice president of strategy and analytics at ThreatConnect, he has the chance to practice the lessons he's learned, as he explains in this video interview.
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.
Phil Reitinger, president of the Global Cyber Alliance, wants to make one thing clear: This new group is not a coalition of the willing; it's a coalition of the angry. How, then, does the alliance plan to channel its powerful energy? Find out in this video interview.
A U.S. House committee recently passed legislation that's aimed at helping law enforcement bring to justice cybercriminals from other nations who buy and sell payment card data stolen from U.S. citizens. But would it really help the global fight against cybercrime?
As the unfolding investigation into the Paris attacks shows, just sharing threat-related data - without adding the crucial context that turns it into actionable intelligence - won't help organizations block attacks.
Bob Carr, CEO of Heartland Payment Systems, contends that not enough progress has been made in improving payments security in the seven years since the processor experienced a massive breach. Find out why he argues that retailers and processors still have much more to do.
Many organizations spin their wheels when it comes to cybersecurity, says IBM's Andy Land. They invest in tools that do everything except what security leaders are fundamentally tasked with doing: Protect the data.
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.
RSA Conference Asia Pacific and Japan, which wrapped up last week, was a successful reflection of this region's hottest security topics. Here are some of my own observations, as well as feedback from the attendees.