An appellate court has upheld the Federal Trade Commission's authority to play a key regulatory role in cybersecurity as it relates to the protection of consumer data against breaches. Legal experts evaluate the long-term implications.
Breached dating site Ashley Madison is offering a $500,000 reward for information relating to the attack. The FBI, which is leading the investigation, is treating the breach as a national-security matter.
Three years after hacktivists targeted U.S. banks with a series of DDoS attacks, the size and magnitude of attacks continue to grow, but they're now more likely to be designed to facilitate fraud. Here's an update on the status of banks' mitigation strategies.
The Ashley Madison hackers have released a third data dump, and security experts warn that spam campaigns and extortion attacks now target supposed users of the dating site, sometimes demanding bitcoins - or else.
Extortionists and "free agent" rogue insiders have emerged as the top two most malicious cybercrime threats to banking institutions, says Gartner's Avivah Litan. How should institutions bolster their defenses?
To help mitigate the risk that blackmail and extortion campaigns might target employees, employers' security teams must regularly review post-breach data dumps as well ramp up enforcement of their corporate security policies, says Stephen Coty of Alert Logic.
Rand Corp.'s Martin Libicki sees circumstances in which a weaker economy could curtail Chinese cyber spying on U.S. companies. Then again, he says, the Chinese government could see spending money on hacking as an economic stimulus.
Stock markets in the United States, Europe, China and India continued their volatility Aug. 24, and it's not clear how cybersecurity stocks will weather the downturns. But with hack attacks not letting up, some analysts say cybersecurity companies will likely continue to thrive.
A migration of fraud to the card-not-present environment is expected in the wake of EMV. But Fiserv's Manuel Da Silva says banks also have to be worried about fraud upticks in other areas, which are already emerging. He explains how analytics can help institutions mitigate risks.
The Ashley Madison mega-breach differs from previous breaches not just because of its scale, but also the fallout facing victims of the breached infidelity-focused dating site. Here are the top information security takeaways.
In the wake of the discovery of the serious Android Stagefright flaws, which affect an estimated 950 million devices, security researchers reveal that they discovered yet another Stagefright flaw - and that Google's initial fix could be exploited.
After Target's $67 million settlement with Visa to reimburse banks for expenses related to the retailer's 2013 breach, MasterCard confirms it is weighing a new deal. Will settlements derail a pending lawsuit against the retail giant?
Blue Coat CTO Dr. Hugh Thompson speaks about the future of security, the constants that need attention, and lessons to be learned from the U.S. when it comes to writing meaningful breach notification laws.