The idea of a cyber war council, reportedly proposed by a financial services industry trade group, has not received an enthusiastic reception from cybersecurity experts, some of whom question its viability to defend against cyberattacks.
Attorneys for Target have requested a halt in the discovery process for class action lawsuits stemming from the retailer's December 2013 data breach until the court can consider its forthcoming motions to dismiss most of the suits.
Is having too many stakeholders who care about cyberspace's viability a hindrance to security? That's one way to interpret comments from White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel as he addresses the challenges of governing the Internet.
The "Bolware" malware gang has used Web injection and "man-in-the-browser" techniques to steal up to $3.75 billion. The attack campaign demonstrates how easily attackers anywhere in the world can commit browser-based fraud.
Characterizing the state of employment among American information security practitioners, executive recruiter Joyce Brocaglia says, "We are experiencing negative unemployment in the field of information security."
What is the consumer impact of big data breaches such as Target's and P.F. Chang's? Victims blame the breached entities, and they want government action, says Al Pascual of Javelin Strategy & Research.
From Neiman Marcus to P.F. Chang's, 2014 has shaped up to be the 'Year of the Data Breach.' What lessons can be gleaned from the trenches of breach investigation? Experian's Michael Bruemmer shares tips.
The "Energetic Bear," a.k.a. "Dragonfly," hacking campaign targets U.S. and Western European energy firms. While the hackers appear to be backed by Russia, the purpose of their attacks remains unclear.
A class action suit against breached restaurant chain P.F. Chang's China Bistro is unlikely to succeed, some security experts say, because proving consumer losses linked to specific merchant data breaches is difficult.