The PCI Security Standards Council has issued an alert offering insights for mitigating the threat of "Backoff" POS malware, which has hit 1,000 U.S. businesses. Plus, the council is providing updated guidance for maintaining PCI-DSS compliance.
Canada is considering adopting tougher data security and cybercrime legislation that could serve as a model for other nations, says Claudiu Popa, an information security expert who'll be a panelist at the Fraud Summit Toronto.
The social network LinkedIn has agreed to settle a consolidated class action lawsuit stemming from a June 2012 data breach that compromised 6.5 million hashed passwords. Find out the financial details of the settlement.
A proposed German cybersecurity law would require critical infrastructure organizations to disclose all significant security incidents. Legal experts say the proposal signals Germany's attempt to take a leadership role at the EU level.
White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel is under fire for perceived 'bragging' about his lack of technical expertise. But was Daniel, in fact, bragging? And is he off base in saying his job doesn't require deep technical experience?
The PCI Council has unveiled new guidance for mitigating payment card risks posed by third parties. Troy Leach, the council's CTO, explains how banking institutions and merchants can put the guidance to use.
The hacker community can be a cynical crowd, or perhaps a realistic one, that tries to make the best of the threats confronting society. CISO Dan Geer, for example, prefers to hire security folks who are, more than anything else, sadder but wiser.
A U.S. federal court judge has upheld a warrant requiring Microsoft to give the Justice Department copies of e-mails being stored at a data center in Dublin. But Microsoft plans to appeal the ruling on privacy grounds.