Intelligence agencies sometimes seek out and develop exploits for the very technology that their nation's organizations rely on to secure their data. In an interview, cybersecurity expert Alan Woodward offers insights on how information security professionals should respond.
In an interview, Internet pioneer Vint Cerf says he sees a secure future for the network of networks he helped create four decades ago as the co-developer of TCP/IP, the protocol that facilitates internet communications.
A report on an FBI warning to state election officials that their IT systems could be hacked leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, Australian officials mull bitcoin technology to secure elections.
A report exploring how some organizations have been stockpiling bitcoins to use to pay off attackers if, or when, they become victimized by ransomware attacks leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report.
The process of managing software vulnerabilities inside the enterprise is complicated by the sheer number of patches that must be assessed, applied, tested and rolled out, says Wolfgang Kandek of Qualys, who offers suggestions on how to better focus those efforts.
Many organizations take months or years to discover they've been victimized by breaches because they lack experienced cybersecurity personnel, says employment researcher David Foote. The "maturing of the workforce" will take considerable time, he says in an interview.
Security spending - as a percentage of IT budgets - in recent years has been getting out of hand, says Chris Richter of Level 3 Communications, who offers suggestions for how to better keep costs under control.
Hear ISMG editors untangle the various elements in the Shadow Brokers-Equation Group saga, evaluate a new anti-ransomware tool and reflect on the 10th anniversary of the PCI Security Standards Council in this edition of the ISMG Security Report.
Sam Lodhi, director at niche services firm IBRS, speaks about adapting biological cybernetics to help management understand information security risk better and how cybernetics can be applied to other verticals.
A lesson from down under: A report on unintentionally creating a distributed-denial-of-service attack aimed at oneself highlights the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, a report on interpreting HIPAA privacy standards more stringently.
The FBI is investigating the compromise of the DNC and related party organizations. The big question is whether the FBI will be able to definitively attribute the various hacks to Russia. Former special agent Leo Taddeo offers investigatory insights.
Colin McKinty of security firm BAE Systems - hired by SWIFT in the wake of the $81 million heist from the Bank of Bangladesh - explains why BAE now believes the malware used in the SWIFT-related attacks is not unique.