Today's cybersecurity industry is far too focused on keeping bad guys out, says Chris Pierson of Viewpost. Organizations need to pay more attention to keeping data inside the enterprise, he says, describing how to make the shift to a focus on limiting exfiltration.
Kmart has suffered a data breach affecting "some, not all" of its 735 U.S. locations as a result of its point-of-sale systems being infected by malware designed to siphon payment card data. The retailer described the malware as "undetectable by current anti-virus systems and application controls."
A new open payments standard aims to not only enhance card security but also improve and expand the functions available through EMV. Payments expert Roger Applewhite says the standard will open new doors for cryptology and transaction routing.
Businesses are suffering from an influx of too much security technology packaged into too many solutions offered by too many vendors, says former RSA Chairman Art Coviello, who claims the proliferation of products isn't helping improve cybersecurity.
A cyber-espionage campaign apparently linked to Russia has targeted more than 200 people in 39 countries and leaked victims' stolen information - sometimes in altered form - as part of a disinformation campaign, according to privacy researchers at Citizen Lab.
Cyber-intelligence expert Tom Kellermann sees a growing hostility in cyberspace, and he fears a new wave of advanced threats aimed not just at committing crimes, but at breaching critical infrastructure. Who are the top threat actors, and what are their key targets?
Cybersecurity incidents have evolved considerably since the TJX and Heartland breaches of 2007-08. And so has the discipline of incident response, says former prosecutor Kim Peretti, now a partner at the law firm Alston & Bird. She defines incident response 2.0.
Russian threat intelligence firm Group-IB alleges that North Korea is behind recent attacks against financial institutions in Europe employing fraudulent SWIFT messages. But other experts caution that such conclusions shouldn't be made solely based on technical data.
British Airways grounded all flights at London's two biggest airports starting Saturday, leading to multiple days of disruptions. The airline has blamed a power surge for its IT failures, but experts have questioned the airline's resiliency and disaster recovery planning and testing.
Restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill says customers' payment card data was stolen via point-of-sale malware installed at the vast majority of its more than 2,000 restaurant locations for more than three weeks.
Three Nigerian nationals who were convicted of a range of charges - including identity theft and payment card fraud - have been sentenced in the U.S. to serve up to 115 years in jail. Prosecutors says they were part of a "large-scale international fraud network" and involved in so-called "romance scams."
In the wake of WannaCry, there's a critical new flaw in Samba, which provides Windows-based file and print services for Unix and Linux systems. Security experts say the flaw is trivial to exploit. US-CERT recommends immediate patching or workarounds.