Three years ago, trust on the Internet - or the lack thereof - focused, in part, on the faceless hacking groups such as Anonymous and LulzSec. Today, we have a face for this lack of trust, and it looks a lot like Uncle Sam and a Chinese Red Army cybersoldier.
In the wake of recent high-profile retail breaches, the PCI Security Standards Council is supporting a move toward chip card technology that conforms to the Europay, MasterCard, Visa Standard, says General Manager Bob Russo.
President Obama has reportedly decided that the government shouldn't exploit encryption flaws, such as Heartbleed, in most instances unless there's "a clear national security or law enforcement need." But how should that need be determined?
A DDoS attack against Ellie Mae, which provides technologies to mortgage originators, comes just as banking regulators issue a reminder about the risks associated with such attacks. Experts offer risk mitigation insights.
In many if not most enterprises, the chief information security officer reports to the chief information officer. After all, enterprises cannot function without IT, and security is a support function to safeguard data and systems. Or is it?
Three more banks have filed a class-action lawsuit against Target and security firm Trustwave in the wake of the retailer's 2013 data breach. Meanwhile, two other banks have dropped their separate suit against the retailer and the vendor.
Information security and privacy work in healthcare environments often requires a depth of specialized knowledge and competency that can be validated through the help of professional credentialing, says CISO Sean Murphy.
An analysis of the Target breach prepared for a Senate committee is a political document that might help its patron's agenda but doesn't go far enough to identify technical solutions to help enterprises avoid Target-like breaches.
Although European Union leaders expressed concerns about the NSA's surveillance programs to President Obama, that didn't prevent the United States and EU from issuing a communique highlighting cooperation on cybersecurity.
A class action lawsuit filed by two banks against Target in the wake of its 2013 breach has an unusual twist: It seeks damages from Target and Trustwave, allegedly the retailer's qualified security assessor. Experts offer an analysis.
Bowing to strong public concerns about privacy, President Obama and a bipartisan group of House members separately introduced plans to eliminate the National Security Agency's bulk collection of citizens' phone records.
When a former U.S. president acknowledges that he won't use e-mail to correspond with foreign leaders to avoid snooping by the NSA, you know the image of America as a bastion of freedom - at least online - has dropped a few more notches.