The ISMG Security Report features Chris Painter, commissioner of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, discussing cybersecurity policy for the 2020 U.S. elections. Plus, an update on the cost of the Norsk Hydro ransomware attack and the challenges of controlling real-time payments fraud.
An essential component of protecting payment information is devaluing the data that is transmitted so it's of no use to hackers, says Lance Johnson, executive director of the PCI Standards Security Council.
A proposed settlement in a class action lawsuit filed against ULCA Health in the wake of a 2015 cyberattack affecting 4.5 million individuals stands apart from other settlements because it requires the organization to spend a substantial sum on improving its security, says attorney Steven Teppler.
Buyer beware: A new study shows used USBs offered for sale on eBay and elsewhere may contain a wealth of personal information that could potentially be used for identity theft, phishing attacks and other cybercrimes.
The computer systems the U.S. Department of the Treasury uses to track the nation's debt have serious security flaws that could allow unauthorized access to a wealth of federal data, according to a pair of audits released this week by the Government Accountability Office.
Brad Smith, Microsoft's chief legal officer, says Australia's encryption-busting law is causing companies and governments to look elsewhere to store their data. Microsoft hasn't changed it own local operations yet, but other companies say they're no longer comfortable storing data there, he says.
Shortly after a massive data breach affected up to 50 million accounts last September, Facebook didn't believe the incident needed to be reported under Australia's mandatory breach notification law. While Facebook voluntarily notified all users, emails show the company initially underestimated the breach.
It's been decades now since Steve Katz became the business world's first CISO. Today he is still active in the cybersecurity community and offers his unique perspective on security threats, solutions and the next generation of leaders.
One way to ensure greater protection for consumers and their personal information following massive data breaches is to give the U.S. Federal Trade Commission the ability to impose greater civil penalties against consumer reporting agencies, such as Equifax, a new government report concludes.
New studies debut every day in the cybersecurity field. But how does one separate true research from marketing hype? Researchers Wade Baker and Jared Ettinger discuss the distinguishing qualities of credible studies.
Beazley Breach Response Services, a unit of global insurance company Beazley, reports that nearly half of the more than 3,300 breaches it investigated last year traced to a hack attack or malware infection. And half of those hacking/malware attacks were tied to business email compromise schemes.
A sophisticated attack campaign dubbed "Operation ShadowHammer" involved an advanced persistent threat group planting backdoors within Asus computers by subverting the Taiwan-based PC maker's third-party supply chain and updater software, Kaspersky Lab warns.