A recent interview about Hillary Clinton's email server controversy drew numerous comments, with respondents divided over whether users will devise ways to circumvent systems safeguards to do their jobs more effectively. Join the conversation.
Warning to parents and guardians: Beware of collecting, storing or sharing your child's biometric information - including fingerprints and DNA - even if you're creating a so-called "Child ID Kit," because the data is a natural target for identity thieves.
The scant - if not conflicting - details and sourcing attached to a recent news report on how the FBI cracked an iPhone 5c have left information security experts questioning both technical details and related agendas.
Tools and techniques need to be identified to aid law enforcement in gathering evidence from devices, such as smartphones, while safeguarding the security and privacy of individuals. Can stakeholders find that middle ground?
Cambridge Savings Bank in Massachusetts is incorporating biometrics into its online and mobile banking platform as a way to limit, and in some cases remove, the need for username and password authentication. In this case study interview, two bank executives discuss what others can learn from the project.
To boost security and eliminate the need for passwords, MasterCard plans to later this year roll out a facial biometrics app for authentication of online purchases. But some experts warn that biometrics technology is not fool-proof and should only be deployed as part of a layered authentication approach.
An inspector general report on a Federal Reserve audit raises more questions than it answers regarding the security risks facing one of the Fed's information systems. The executive summary of the audit fails the transparency test to inform the public.
Defeating biometrics-based security with far-fetched schemes, such as stealing or replacing eyeballs and fingertips, is a recurring theme in the movies. But real-world advances in authentication will help make it difficult to circumvent real-world security.
President Obama, in reaching any type of cybersecurity accord with Chinese President Xi Jinping, should borrow from the diplomacy he used to reach the Iranian nuclear agreement: Get the best deal possible and then distrust but verify.
The severity of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management breach continues to grow, with investigators now reporting that hackers stolen 5.6 million people's fingerprint data. The theft may have security implications well into the future.
The fraud shift as a result of the migration to EMV chip payments in the U.S. will extend beyond card-not-present payments, experts at Information Security Media Group's fraud and data breach summits in San Francisco last week warned.
With so much stolen PII available to fraudsters, it's time for banks and others to move to more sophisticated forms of authentication of customers' identities. Knowledge-based authentication is no longer reliable.
The Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit tackles digital business, a concept that blurs the physical and digital worlds, and requires organizations to reconsider how they approach IT security and risk management.