U.S. and Estonian authorities have broken up one of the largest Internet crime schemes that allegedly netted $14 million in fraudulent advertising fees and infected 4 million computers in 100 countries.
Don't be too fast to blame Research In Motion for the disruption in BlackBerry service if your organization suffered from the lack of e-mail exchanges. It could be partly your fault, too, says noted infosec lawyer Francoise Gilbert.
RSA Chief Executive Art Coviello challenged a widespread belief that cybersecurity awareness could curb cyberthreats: "There's no amount of consumer education to make them smart enough to resist attacks. They're just too sophisticated."
Intelligence expert Terry Roberts says cyber intelligence, a new approach to IT security, could make significant gains in the coming year. "The good thing is, this isn't really rocket science," says the chair of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance's Cyber Council.
Corporate account takeover events are reigniting the debate between banks and their former commercial customers, about everything from fraud liability and the "good faith" standard to commercially reasonable security.