Caffeine junkies are up in arms over reports that criminals have been targeting their Starbucks account balances. But the real story is poor password-picking practices by consumers, and Starbucks' lack of multi-factor authentication.
What is the Identity Ecosystem Framework, and why is it so important for security professionals to embrace? Kimberly Little Sutherland of LexisNexis Risk Solutions shares insights on the future of online identity.
In the four years that he led the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, Jeremy Grant says he saw significant progress in the use of new forms of authentication - yet widespread acceptance remains years away.
Psychologically speaking, nothing beats the power of a well-timed deadline. And love it or hate it, Google's 90-day "Project Zero" deadline for fixing flaws - before they get publicly disclosed - has rewritten bug-patching rules.
Witnesses testifying at a House hearing offered divergent views on the language of legislation to nationalize data breach notification, showing the challenges lawmakers face in crafting a bill that can pass Congress and be signed by the president.
During her first month on the job, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used a private email server that lacked a digital certificate that would have ensured encrypted and authenticated email communications, surmises security firm Venafi.
The latest annual Office of Management and Budget report to Congress on agencies' FISMA compliance shows IT security is complex and tough to effectively implement, with authentication, in particular, a challenge.
Under Jeremy Grant's stewardship, the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace has awarded some $30 million in grants to organizations to develop and test new, secure and easily employed ways for consumers to conduct transactions online.
The White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection late last week served as the stage for more than a dozen companies and trade groups to announce new initiatives aimed at securing Internet transactions and payments and reducing fraud.
While there's anecdotal evidence that the NIST cybersecurity framework is proving helpful to businesses in their risk management efforts, there's not yet any measureable proof of its success at preventing damaging cyber-attacks.
Even a few weeks after the RBI announced its plan to consider removal of the two-factor authentication requirement for small-value transactions, security critics continue to react strongly against the notion.
The Federal Reserve's just-released plan for faster payments and technology standardization, while applicable to ACH and wire transactions, won't easily translate for card payments, says Troy Leach of the PCI Security Standards Council.
In the wake of an "inebriated" government employee crashing a drone on the White House lawn, federal officials sound warnings over the potential weaponization of consumer drones. But is it anything more than a Hollywood-style movie plot?