Web.com won't confirm or deny that its Register.com subsidiary, which manages more than 2 million domain names, has been breached. But a news report claims the FBI is investigating a year-old intrusion.
Ransomware attacks are getting more agile, varied and widespread, and are increasingly taking aim at businesses of all sizes in all sectors, rather than consumers. That's why employee education is so critical.
President Obama, in announcing the TechHire program, outlines a plan to help employers fill more than a half million vacant IT jobs in the United States, including those requiring cybersecurity, software development and network administration skills.
Weaponized roller coasters? Kidnappers hacking babycams? Forget over-the-top "CSI: Cyber" hacking plots. The hackers behind the Rogers ISP breach, in their quest for bitcoins, claim they wielded nothing more serious than a telephone call.
ITSERT's Rajan Raj Pant discusses the formation of ITSERT-NP to address Nepal's security challenges. How will the public-private partnership model be leveraged to create a central platform for cybersecurity?
While there's anecdotal evidence that the NIST cybersecurity framework is proving helpful to businesses in their risk management efforts, there's not yet any measureable proof of its success at preventing damaging cyber-attacks.
Starting in April, Singapore plans to have a dedicated and centralized cybersecurity agency. But experts question whether the agency can take a holistic approach and effectively coordinate with industry.
Emerging malware increasingly puts banks and their customers at risk for fraud. The sooner malware is detected and removed, the less likely banks are to suffer regulatory penalties and fines, and steep losses linked to fraud.
India currently has 22,000 information security professionals, but needs 800,000 by 2020. Can the government's scheme bring in the necessary skills? What is the risk to business if these roles aren't filled?
Spear phishing is going to be a leading worry for banks in 2015, as hackers increasingly target bank employees to compromise credentials used to access consumer and business accounts as well as critical servers and systems.
Amidst a global information security staffing crisis, India must focus on developing more practitioners with deep technical skills. This is the practical advice from Hord Tipton, out-going director of (ISC)Â².
The latest entrant into the password "hall of shame" is Sony Pictures Entertainment. As the ongoing dumps of Sony data by Guardians of Peace highlight, Sony apparently stored unencrypted passwords with inadequate access controls.