People receiving IT security graduate degrees are highly educated, but as the Center for Internet Security's William Pelgrin says, "We have a deficit of those individuals who can pick up the ball and run with it very quickly." He's doing something about that.
"Without combining relevant data sets impacting the network, security professionals will fail in characterizing threats and targeted intruder activity," says Ed Stoner, a senior Carnegie Mellon researcher.
Learning how alleged fraudsters hacked systems and traded in stolen credit- and debit-card numbers can help organizations take steps to protect their customers' and stakeholders' sensitive information.
The story on how the FBI built its case against Jarand Moen Romtveit in an international carding sting gives IT security practitioners valuable insights on how one individual works in the murky world of hacking.
In what is being called "the largest coordinated international law enforcement action in history directed at carding crimes," 24 suspects have been arrested in a fraud scheme likely involving more than 400,000 accounts.
The FTC claims hackers targeted the Wyndham hotel chain's network and exported debit and credit data to a domain in Russia. What do the breaches mean for card issuers, and what action should they take?
Gartner's Tom Scholtz doesn't see a shortage of technically skilled IT security practitioners. But he perceives a dearth of infosec pros who truly understand how security links to an enterprise's business goals.