The breach earlier this month of certificate authority DigiNotar could prove to be the worst security event ever to happen on the Internet because it threatens, at its core, a fundamental principle of Internet transactions - economic and social - trust.
The Dutch company that was deceived by hackers into issuing fraudulent digital certificates is liquidating its assets under the protection of a bankruptcy court in the Netherlands after failing to recover from the attack.
"It's important, in that climate today, where we have very sophisticated cyberattacks taking place, to have the ability to do a fairly comprehensive analysis on the threat space," NIST Senior Computer Scientist Ron Ross says.
With the Swiss bank offering new details about the severity of its trading scandal, industry experts share insights on risk management and the failure of systems and staff to detect unauthorized trades.
"We find a lot of security professionals saying, 'I'm just going to get another certification, or I'm going to get deeper into this technology skill,'" says researcher David Foote. "That's not going to get you very far."
A look at the impact of President Obama's $4 trillion plan to reduce the federal government's deficit over the next decade while creating jobs in the coming year on information security employment and spending.
International communication and public-private partnerships are the keys to cybersecurity in the financial space, according to the Department of Homeland Security and the Financial Services - Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
From 2004 to 2010, Latesha Brown used her privileges to accept and submit forged birth certificates, pay stubs and other documents to obtain loans at several institutions. How did she go undetected for so long?
"You can't have someone arrested for violating your policies," says former Bear Stearns CISO Jennifer Bayuk. "The question is: What did he do, and was there a policy that would have prevented the activity?"