Extortion campaigns waged by cybercriminals are expected to become more damaging in 2016, putting additional pressure on CISOs to enhance protection of internal networks and educate employees about extortionists' techniques, says iSight Partner's John Miller.
Here's why the acquisition of rival threat-intelligence firm iSight Partners by breach investigation heavyweight FireEye makes sense, and why market watchers predict that other stand-alone intelligence firms will soon get snapped up.
Cyber insurance covers more than the cost of breaches of data privacy; it can play a role in protecting against the cost of a cyberattack that disrupts business operations, explains insurance specialist Tim Burke in this video interview.
DataBreachToday announces its inaugural list of top influencers, reflecting the individuals and organizations who have the biggest impact - good or bad - on the data breach landscape and growing breach epidemic.
New proposed FDA cybersecurity guidance is an important step in getting medical device manufacturers more focused on the risks posed by their products as they're used in healthcare settings, security experts say.
The FFIEC's Cybersecurity Assessment Tool needs to be redesigned, as the tool's current design sets institutions up for cyber-risk assessment failure. Industry leaders say they're hopeful that change is on the way because the FFIEC is reviewing a second wave of comments about the tool's efficacy.
If federal regulators pull the plug on the HITECH Act's "meaningful use" incentive program for electronic health records, they must devise bold new ways to help ensure that data stored in EHR systems is secure.
Tracing bitcoin transactions, some security experts suspect multiple gangs have each amassed more than $1 billion, making them the equivalent of "unicorns" - a term venture capitalists apply to extremely successful startup firms. In case there was any doubt, cybercrime really does pay.
Reliable data specifying the number of people employed in the United States in cybersecurity field is hard to find. But one government survey shows a 5 percent increase among information security analysts in 2015.
In response to banking institutions' requests for clarification of the Cybersecurity Assessment Tool, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council is taking a preliminary step that could lead to refinements.
Networking vendor Fortinet refutes a researcher's assertions that there is an SSH "backdoor" in the FortiOS firmware that runs its devices. Many experts say that while the patched flaw looks unintentional, it might still serve as a backdoor.
The discovery of a serious remote code execution flaw in Trend Micro's consumer security software - now patched - is a reminder that even security software has code-level flaws. But shouldn't security vendors be held to a higher standard than others?