A House committee approved on April 15 a national data breach notification bill, but the committee chairman concedes that the legislation isn't quite ready for a vote by the full House of Representatives.
In the wake of the breaches suffered by JPMorgan Chase, Sony and Anthem, attack attribution and information sharing are playing more prominent roles for banking leaders, and they will be key discussion points at the upcoming RSA Conference 2015 in San Francisco.
High-profile breaches at Home Depot, Sony and others led many to declare 2014 "The Year of the Breach." But was it really? Verizon's Bob Rudis shares insights from the 2015 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report.
Islamic State sympathizers are exploiting a vulnerability in a WorldPress Content Management System plug-in to deface the websites of news outlets, businesses, religious groups and governments in the U.S. and abroad, the FBI says.
The upcoming RSA Conference 2015 in San Francisco will feature sessions ripped from the headlines, reflecting the challenges security professionals face in safeguarding their organizations' systems and information.
White Lodging Services Corp. has revealed a malware attack against point-of-sale systems at 10 of the hotels it manages, potentially exposing payment card data. The disclosure comes about a year after it confirmed a similar malware-related breach.
AT&T, in a settlement with the FCC, agrees to pay a $25 million fine because call center employees in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines accessed private information from some 278,000 customer accounts without authorization.
The DNS infrastructure underlying the Internet is the map that both the good guys and bad guys need. Dr. Paul Vixie, a member of the Internet Hall of Fame, discusses DNS' impact on the security landscape.
The Health Information Trust Alliance is attempting to launch a study, fueled by anonymized data gathered from healthcare organizations, to get a better understanding about the severity and pervasiveness of cyber-attacks in the sector.
New, advanced point-of-sale malware dubbed "Poseidon" can exfiltrate card data directly from every infected device. And security experts warn that too many retailers fail to test POS devices and segment networks to mitigate all malware threats.
Troy Leach of the PCI Security Standards Council says data security standards are not failing; they just aren't being applied continuously. And conformance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard is just one piece of the puzzle.
As financial institutions update their defenses in light of new types attacks - from scams to network-penetrating cyber-attacks - they need to ensure they factor in all of the ways that their systems and employees might be targeted or manipulated.