The way the U.S. federal government funds information technology served as a major contributor to last year's breach of computers at the Office of Personnel Management that exposed 21.5 million records, says Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott.
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.
Cybersecurity expert Joshua Corman analyzes the importance of properly handling disclosure of medical device vulnerabilities to avoid jeopardizing patients' health. He laments that the proper protocol was not followed when allegations about devices from St. Jude Medical, which the firm refutes, were made public.
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.
Why is the Asia-Pacific region lagging far behind Europe and the United States in detecting data breaches? Rob van der Ende, vice president at FireEye's Mandiant, analyzes the results of the firm's new M-Trends Report 2016 for the Asia-Pacific Region and pinpoints breach detection shortcomings.
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.
For years now, security experts have been predicting 'the year mobile threats come of age.' Is it finally here? BioCatch's Uri Rivner discusses the recent surge in mobile threats - and what to do about them.
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.
By nature of its name and reputation, the so-called "dark web" has acquired a unique reputation. Danny Rogers of Terbium Labs discusses some of the key myths and realities about the dark web, as well as how organizations should monitor it.
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.