Misusing data access privileges can pose a threat to the integrity of an organization's IT systems and the privacy of individuals. But gray areas exist, and it's not always clear cut when "unofficially" accessing protected data means users are abusing their privileges.
By now, organizations are well acquainted with DDoS. But do they understand the attacks' key components and how to mitigate them? Akamai's Matt Mosher shares the questions to ask when purchasing DDoS mitigation.
As more enterprises adopt software-defined networking, hackers are finding the emerging technology to be a new route to penetrate organizations. Anthony Lim of (ISC)Â² recommends ways to secure SDNs against attacks.
After the OPM breach, the U.S. and China recently agreed to hammer out a cyber "code of conduct." But John Pescatore, a director at the SANS Institute, argues that governments would be better served by first jointly combating cybercrime.
The OPM breach is not just the biggest in U.S. government history. It's also likely a classic case of third-party risk management, says Jacob Olcott of BitSight Technologies. What are the key lessons to be learned?
Hord Tipton, a retired federal executive who spent more than five years as chief information officer of the Department of the Interior, says it was "chilling" to learn he is one of the more than 22 million victims of the Office of Personnel Management breaches.
A new alert from the FS-ISAC warns merchants and banks that remote-access attacks against POS systems continue to rise and offers risk mitigation recommendations. The center's Charles Bretz provides an analysis.
OpenDNS's Andrew Hay sees danger confronting many enterprises in the era of the "Internet of Things" as Internet-ready consumer devices, not architected for security, find their way onto corporate networks, often unbeknown to administrators.
The FFIEC has released its much-anticipated Cybersecurity Assessment Tool. Hear why banking regulator Tim Segerson believes the tool is expected to be rolled into regulatory examinations by summer of 2016.
The PCI Security Standards Council has just released version 2 of its point-to-point encryption standard. Jeremy King of the PCI SSC explains how this optional standard can complement PCI-DSS compliance.
Organizations that want to protect sensitive data first need to know where it is. But outside of military and government realms, few employees know how to manually classify data, or have an incentive to do so, says TITUS CTO Stephane Charbonneau.
With the rise in awareness of visual security threats and the advent in open plan office environments, protecting data inside the organization is a growing concern, says Ben Rooney, a marketing executive at 3M.
In this audio report on a Senate hearing, the federal CIO justifies his backing of Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta as she defends retaining a contractor whose stolen credentials may have led to the breach.
Listen to an audio report on a House hearing where key federal lawmakers explain why Katherine Archuleta should be fired as Office of Personnel Management director in the wake of what could be the largest government breach ever.