The BlackBerry disruption strikes at a core IT security precept: availability. Yet, as cybersecurity and IT architecture practitioner Winn Schwartau points out, it also raises the less-often talked about proposition of accountability.
What fraud and security issues does Paul Smocer, the new president of BITS, see as being top concerns in the coming year? Mobile payments, social media, and a strong need for institutions and organizations to comply with existing guidance top the list.
Mark Weatherford, who also served as Colorado's chief security officer, will start work in mid-November in the new post, which absorbs responsibilities previously performed by Phillip Reitinger, now Sony's CISO.
By using federated digital credentials, the federal government has taken a significant step toward creating more efficiency to better serve the needs of the American people in the 21st century, Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt says.
Instead of sabotage, as Stuxnet was used on Iranian nuclear centrifuges, Duqu is designed to gather intelligence that could help attackers mount a future digital assault on industrial control facilities.
Criminals manipulate an ATM so that the cash requested is blocked or trapped. Once the user gives up and leaves the ATM, the fraudsters come in and remove the cash. So, how can banks prevent this scam?
Mike Brown and Amry Junaideen see audits as great tools to promote heftier IT security budgets, substantiating where dollars should be spent to safeguard an organization's information systems and assets.
Facial recognition, arguably, is the technology that most threatens individual privacy online, and that's on the mind of Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller, who has asked the FTC to report on its growing use.