From new malware to the Target breach, cyber-attacks reached an all-time high in 2013, says Cisco's Annual Security Report. Cyberthreat expert Levi Gundert tells how organizations can regain the advantage in 2014.
Investigations and lawsuits are piling up for breached retailers Target Corp. and Neiman Marcus. Meanwhile, card-issuing banks say fraud patterns may reveal additional breaches at other well-known brands.
First Target, then Neiman Marcus; who's next? And while banking institutions await the next attack, how should they respond to customers' anxious questions about this latest round of high-profile retail data breaches?
Target Corp. is providing $5 million to help fund an effort to educate consumers about the risks of cybercrime. Meanwhile, a group of House Democrats had called for a hearing about the retailer's breach, while two senators have demanded details.
Target Corp.'s revelation that personal information about up to 70 million customers was breached in a recent malware attack raises new questions about Target's security practices and risks to consumers.
Georgia Tech researchers are working on a way to profile devices along the supply chain to identify whether they've been compromised, says Paul Royal, associate director of the Georgia Tech Information Security Center.
UK-based insurance firm Staysure has notified more than 93,000 customers that their personal information, including encrypted payment card details, were compromised following a cyber-attack against its systems in October 2013.
As a result of high-profile breaches, such as the Target incident, security is increasingly a board issue. What are the key topics security leaders should prepare to discuss in 2014? Alan Brill of Kroll offers his forecast.
To help reduce reliance on passwords, the FIDO Alliance is developing standard technical specifications for advanced authentication. Michael Barrett and Daniel Almenara of FIDO describe the impact the effort could have in 2014.