The terrorist attacks in Paris likely would have occurred even if intelligence and law enforcement agencies could have broken encryption Islamic State attackers used in their communications to plan the assault that killed at least 129 people.
In the wake of the Paris attacks, cybersecurity expert Brian Honan argues that now is not the time to make snap public policy decisions that attempt to promote or restrict either cryptography or surveillance.
The annual Black Hat Europe conference this year once again brought together numerous information security aficionados in Amsterdam for the latest training and security insights. Here are visual highlights from the conference.
Here's how police and intelligence officials in Europe and the United States are collaborating to identify and disrupt the network of people that planned, supported and launched the Nov. 13 terror attacks in Paris.
Buoyed by massive illicit profits, cybercriminals have continued to refine their ransomware attacks, including updating their crypto techniques to foil decryption tools, encrypting file names and threatening to leak stolen secrets.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued a Guide to Application Whitelisting that provides step-by-step instructions on deploying automated application whitelisting to help prevent malware from accessing IT systems.
The FFIEC has issued an alert calling on financial institutions to take specific risk mitigation steps in light of an increase in the frequency and severity of cyberattacks involving extortion. Fraud experts applaud the move while offering additional recommendations.
The quantity and duration of distributed denial-of-service attacks continue to increase. The latest attacks are being launched via MySQL servers infected with Chikdos malware, as well as compromised Internet-connected CCTV systems, researchers say.
As more banks and government agencies stop providing free BlackBerries to employees, the beleaguered smartphone manufacturer is attempting to reboot with the launch of its first Android smartphone, dubbed Priv for privacy.
A quiet life in retirement? Not for Art Coviello, former executive chairman of RSA. He's just joined the boards of two new security ventures, Bugcrowd and Cylance, and he's got big ideas for how to influence the 2016 cybersecurity agenda.
LifeLock says it has reached a tentative agreement on a settlement with the FTC regarding alleged information security shortcomings and other issues. It says it's also reached agreement on a proposed settlement of a related consumer class action lawsuit. The stock market reacted favorably to the announcements.
While sophisticated cyberattacks and high-profile mega-breaches get most of the attention, European fraud experts say less sophisticated attacks are far more common and pose a greater fraud risk. At ISMG's Fraud Summit in London, they called for global collaboration to fight fraud.