Two Stanford University researchers are conducting a study using crowdsourcing to show that the NSA's culling of telephone metadata can reveal a lot about an individual. I joined the crowd to find out what the metadata says about me.
Having cyber-responders from various civilian agencies located on the same campus should help foster new ideas to battle threats to critical government and private-sector IT systems, a top administration official says.
Phyllis Schneck, the Department of Homeland Security's deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity, equates the department's continuous diagnostics and mitigation initiative with a medical probe detecting an infection in the human body.
Legislation has been introduced in the House and Senate that would require a "kill switch" on smart phones, allowing consumers to remotely wipe personal data from their mobile devices if they're lost or stolen.
In the second full day of RSA 2014, ISMG's editors record exclusive video interviews with Troy Leach of the PCI Council, Adam Sedgewick of NIST and Gartner's Avivah Litan. What insights do these thought-leaders share?
An address by FBI Director James Comey at the RSA security conference seems to equate civil liberties and privacy. But when he offers an example of balancing Americans' rights with cybersecurity, he mainly refers to the civil liberties, not privacy.
A grand jury's indictment this week of the alleged leader of a $5 million ATM skimming scheme illustrates how collaboration among international authorities is working to more swiftly bring global cybercrime leaders to justice.
Lawsuits that card issuers have filed against Target to help recoup expenses associated with the retailer's breach aren't likely to reap big rewards, two legal experts say. But they are sending a strong message.
Expenses linked to the data breach at Target Corp. have already cost the 58 member institutions of the Consumer Bankers Association more than $170 million - a price they should not have to pay, says the association's David Pommerehn.
Today's threat landscape is rapidly expanding to include cyber-attacks attributed to nation states. How must organizations respond? Mike McConnell, former U.S. National Intelligence Director, shares insight.
Organizations in all sectors can improve their compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard by taking five critical steps, says Rodolphe Simonetti of Verizon Enterprise Solutions, which just issued a new PCI compliance report.