Jeh Johnson, at his confirmation hearing to be the next Homeland Security secretary, pledges to fix internal cybersecurity problems at DHS before seeking further authority to have the department help other agencies get their IT security houses in order.
Shoring up mobile security gaps should be a top 2014 priority for financial institutions, says Gartner analyst Anton Chuvakin, who contends many other security issues, including managing cloud vendors and other third parties, aren't so urgent.
New payment card security standards issued by the PCI Council include a number of improvements, plus some glaring omissions, such as requirements for mobile, security experts say. What are their chief concerns?
Mobile security is no longer about managing devices, says Ian McWilton of Moka5. The real trick is to secure corporate assets through containerization solutions that reduce costs and improve user experience.
Senior leaders in business and government are buying in to the need for more cybersecurity investments as well as threat-intelligence sharing, new research shows. But why are they still struggling to hire the right security pros?
Although skimming attacks are still the greatest ATM fraud concern, experts warn that a new malware strain that targeted ATMs in Mexico may signal a shift and raises questions about software and operating system vulnerabilities.
Version 3.0 of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, to be released later this year, will include a focus on the standardization of compliance assessments, says Bob Russo of the PCI Security Standards Council.
Apple's inclusion of a fingerprint scanner in its iPhone 5S is an important step toward bringing biometrics into the mainstream. But there's a long way to go before biometrics supplant passwords at the enterprise level.
Special Publication 800-101 Revision 1 is aimed to help organizations develop procedures to deal with the explosion of mobile devices and to prepare specialists to conduct forensically sound examinations.
"We've made the investments in our shields, they must work" - this statement must have been decried by legions of ancient soldiers as this age-old defense decayed before their eyes and they were crushed on the battlefield. In fact, the graveyard is littered with 'proven' defense strategies which, given time, have...