The hacker community can be a cynical crowd, or perhaps a realistic one, that tries to make the best of the threats confronting society. CISO Dan Geer, for example, prefers to hire security folks who are, more than anything else, sadder but wiser.
A report that a Russian hacker group dubbed "CyberVor" is hoarding more than 1 billion stolen passwords triggered worldwide concern, but security experts caution that scant details have been revealed, making the threat tough to judge.
Today's sophisticated attackers use ever-stealthier malware and zero-day exploits to evade traditional security defenses, making organizations increasingly vulnerable to advanced persistent threats (APTs). These APTs seek to exfiltrate critical data over the long term.
Cybersecurity researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute are developing a tool known as BlackForest that amasses information from the Internet to give organizations an early warning of a pending cyber-attack.
Detecting and preventing advanced attacks isn't just a technology issue - it's a business risk that needs to be elevated to the highest levels of an organization. Trend Micro's Tom Kellermann shares strategies.
Financial institutions feel the pain of recent retail breaches, and they seek new ways to secure payments and fight fraud. But how can security leaders influence changes within their own organizations?
A low-tech campaign combines phishing, small-footprint attack code and Android malware to topple banks' security defenses in Switzerland and three other nations. Will the campaign extend to U.S., U.K., and beyond?
Key figures trusted with safeguarding the British financial services sector recently gathered in a subterranean London conference room to find better ways to secure banks against cyber-attackers. One key step? Managing supply chain risks.
Infrastructure security used to be more manageable. But it's far more complex in today's cloud environment. Carson Sweet of CloudPassage shares insight and strategies to improve cloud infrastructure security.
As a customer, Delaware Chief Security Officer Elayne Starkey has seen the evolution of cloud computing over the past three years to a point where she has more sway over the security terms of cloud services contracts.
Sources say a yet-to-be-confirmed breach of payment card data linked to transactions at Goodwill Industries could be linked to a point-of-sale vulnerability that may have affected other numerous merchants.
Big data has been the recent buzz in security circles, but what are organizations missing by overlooking the power of "small data?" Verizon's Jay Jacobs discusses how to get the most from data analytics.