CISOs who want to keep more cyber-attacks from succeeding should focus on decreasing the half-life of vulnerabilities, which refers to the amount of time it takes half of all systems affected by a vulnerability to get patched. That's the advice from Qualys' Wolfgang Kandek.
Rand Corp.'s Martin Libicki sees circumstances in which a weaker economy could curtail Chinese cyber spying on U.S. companies. Then again, he says, the Chinese government could see spending money on hacking as an economic stimulus.
To help mitigate the risk that blackmail and extortion campaigns might target employees, employers' security teams must regularly review post-breach data dumps as well ramp up enforcement of their corporate security policies, says Stephen Coty of Alert Logic.
Extortionists and "free agent" rogue insiders have emerged as the top two most malicious cybercrime threats to banking institutions, says Gartner's Avivah Litan. How should institutions bolster their defenses?
A migration of fraud to the card-not-present environment is expected in the wake of EMV. But Fiserv's Manuel Da Silva says banks also have to be worried about fraud upticks in other areas, which are already emerging. He explains how analytics can help institutions mitigate risks.
An inspector general's memo that highlights three significant information security deficiencies that have plagued the U.S. Department of Labor for the past five years points out problems that most federal agencies confront.
Get over it. The OPM breach and the pilfering of top U.S. government officials' private emails, presumably by the Chinese government, are acceptable forms of spying. All nations with the technical means do it.
The Windows 10 Home edition being released by Microsoft includes on-by-default cloud services that may pose "bring your own device" risks to organizations, F-Secure security expert Sean Sullivan warns.
How might federal authorities approach a forensics examination of Hillary Clinton's email server? ISMG asked four experts for their insights. Their observations - shared in this audio report - might surprise you.
Mobility has quickly evolved from being a "project" to an enterprise platform. What are the key security and privacy considerations when managing enterprise mobility? Good Technology CTO Nicko van Someren shares insight.
In June 2012, restaurant chain Penn Station was among the first retailers hit by a POS breach linked to malware. Here, in an exclusive interview, President Craig Dunaway discusses the lasting impact of the breach.
DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson taps Andy Ozment, assistant secretary of the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, to undertake overall and direct charge for the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center.
Enough talk about the cybersecurity skills gap; it's time for a new strategy for filling it, says ISACA's Eddie Schwartz. The new CSX Practitioner certification is a step in the right direction, he says.