In hopes of getting stalled national data breach notification legislation moving in Congress, two senators have asked Home Depot and Apple Inc. to brief lawmakers on the circumstances behind their recent breaches.
Google says just 2 percent of the recent dump of nearly 5 million credentials to Russian cybercrime forums contained valid Gmail username and password combinations. But anyone who reused the same passwords on other sites remains at risk from hackers.
Amidst a year of high-profile and costly data breaches, what can organizations be doing to help ensure they aren't the next victims? Charley Chell of CA Technologies discusses new authentication solutions.
At a hearing held the day before the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, representatives of the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security joined two senators in stressing the need to ramp up efforts to repel emerging cyberthreats.
The PCI Security Standards Council has released an update to its guidance for merchants on protecting against card skimming attacks in POS environments that spells out best practices for addressing the latest attack scenarios.
Security experts are advising Google users to change their passwords in the wake of almost 5 million usernames and passwords surfacing on Russian cybercrime forums. But some of the stolen data may be several years old.
Apple has announced a new payment feature known as Apple Pay for its latest iPhones that uses NFC technology to conduct transactions. Security and payment experts say the move eventually could help improve payment security.
Now that Home Depot has confirmed its payments breach, industry experts weigh the possibility that the home-improvement giant's attack is linked to earlier breaches at Target, Sally Beauty and P.F. Chang's.
Congress isn't ignoring cybersecurity as lawmakers return to Washington this week. But it's unlikely the House or Senate will vote on any significant cybersecurity legislation before they adjourn later this month in advance of the election.
What steps can organizations take to mitigate insider fraud threats? Michael Theis of Carnegie Mellon, a featured speaker at ISMG's upcoming Fraud Summits in Toronto and London, explains why using data analytics is key.
Apple's advice to always use strong passwords and two-factor authentication ignores that image hackers are bypassing those controls - and celebrities aren't the only victims. Here's what needs to change.