The shift to the EMV standard in the U.S. has drawn incredible media attention for more than a year as everyone witnesses the approach of the looming liability shift deadline. But what does it really mean for merchants, consumers, and hackers? I say the answer is actually very little, and in as few words as possible,...
BitSight Technologies is out with its annual Industry Benchmark Report, and cybersecurity ratings are low for the energy and utilities industry. BitSight's Mike Woodward shares insights for all sectors.
Blue Coat CTO Dr. Hugh Thompson speaks about the future of security, the constants that need attention, and lessons to be learned from the U.S. when it comes to writing meaningful breach notification laws.
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.
Thou shalt not reverse engineer Oracle's products. That was the stunning diktat issued by Oracle CSO Mary Ann Davidson in a blog post that some are reading as a declaration of war against the security research community.
Mumbai-based Meru Cabs, which offers online and mobile-app cab bookings, has been inadvertently exposing customer data to the Internet. How did the exposure occur, and what is Meru doing to address the flaw?
Some federal lawmakers are concerned that passing a national data breach notification law would weaken security protections found in certain states' statutes. That's a major reason getting a national law enacted will prove difficult.
As financial institutions update their defenses in light of new types attacks - from scams to network-penetrating cyber-attacks - they need to ensure they factor in all of the ways that their systems and employees might be targeted or manipulated.
Target is the high-profile example, but many organizations have been breached through third-party vulnerabilities. Where are the security gaps, and how can they be filled? BitSight's Stephen Boyer offers insight.
President Obama twice threatened to veto info sharing bills sponsored by Rep. Mike McCaul. So when the Texas Republican backs the Democratic president's plan for a cyberthreat intelligence center, you've got to think it's a great idea. Maybe, maybe not.
The latest entrant into the password "hall of shame" is Sony Pictures Entertainment. As the ongoing dumps of Sony data by Guardians of Peace highlight, Sony apparently stored unencrypted passwords with inadequate access controls.
Retailers cannot avoid innovation. Yet, cybercriminals thrive when retailers innovate. What, then, can retailers do to stop cybercriminals from breaching their defenses? Here are three key questions to answer.
The point-of-sale vendor behind the Jimmy John's breach has stepped forward, saying that, along with the 216 impacted Jimmy John's eateries, an additional 108 different restaurants have been compromised.