Following a "Flash Alert" from the FBI, organizations must mitigate the risk posed by dangerous "wiper" malware attacks designed to erase hard drives. Malware expert Roel Schouwenberg offers strategic advice.
Retailers say tokenization and encryption are critical to ensuring payment card data security. Aite's Natalie Reinelt describes how merchants will use layers of security to protect data at the point of capture.
The use of big data for real-time threat analysis will become more commonplace among banks and credit unions in 2015, says Bill Stewart of Booz Allen Hamilton, who describes cybersecurity trends for the year ahead.
Hewlett Foundation President Larry Kramer explains why the group is funding academic efforts to lay the cornerstone for sustainable public policy to deal with the growing cyberthreats faced by governments, businesses and individuals.
Cybersecurity specialists need to learn to think like an adversary in order to develop sound defense strategies, says Greg Shannon, chief scientist at the CERT Division of Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute.
Brendan Hannigan became IBM's top security systems executive in 2011, when Big Blue acquired the company he ran, Q1 Labs. Hannigan says acquisitions will remain a key component in the growth of IBM's security business.
Advanced threats, targeted attacks and enterprise mobility have re-shaped how we approach security, and they've also influenced the growth of FireEye. CEO David DeWalt discusses the highs and lows of his tenure.
BYOD is evolving into the "BYO-everything" trend, says Chris Clark, president of IBM's Fiberlink. He discusses Apple and IBM's enterprise mobility deal, as well as how mobility continues to reshape computing.
"It's a tough conversation, telling [clients] they've spent a lot of money on defense-in-depth that isn't working," says FireEye CEO David DeWalt. "If they don't change, they're risking their company."
Poor post-breach communication can cause as much damage to a company's reputation as the cyber-incident itself, says Al Pascual, a senior analyst at Javelin Strategy & Research, who will speak at ISMG's Fraud Summit Dallas.
Troy Leach of the PCI Security Standards Council says log monitoring is an effective data breach detection tool that, unfortunately, not enough merchants put to use. He explains how upcoming PCI guidance could help with implementation.
From PCs to tablets to smartphones, customers enter institutions from all electronic angles. And these new banking habits put new strains on traditional IT infrastructure. How can banks ensure security?