The latest ISMG Security Report leads with a look at the ransomware attack against San Francisco's light rail agency. Also featured is an analysis of the ongoing fallout from Australia's online census project.
Score one for preparation: In the wake of a ransomware attack that infected 900 workstations, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency says it's restoring affected systems, vowing to not give the attackers a single bitcoin of their ransom demand.
As more organizations take advantage of cloud computing, it's essential that they set precise security expectations with their vendor partners, Carson Sweet of CloudPassage says in this video interview.
A ransomware attack against San Francisco's Muni public transportation network attack over the busy Thanksgiving holiday - and Black Friday shopping - weekend left more than 2,000 fare-handling systems locked, leading officials to let people ride for free.
IBM will pay an unspecified amount to the Australian government for the vendor's role in the technical problems related to the recent online census, which dented public confidence in large-scale IT projects.
Cybercriminals broke into the payment card processing system used by the Madison Square Garden Co., owner of Radio City Music Hall and other iconic entertainment venues, harvesting payment card details for nearly a year.
In September, the annual G20 summit - the gathering of leaders from 20 major global economies- was held in China. NSFOCUS was selected to provide security protection. Guy Rosefelt discusses that mission and its unique challenges.
In the 13th HIPAA enforcement action this year, federal regulators have slapped the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a $650,000 financial settlement and corrective action plan after investigating a relatively small 2013 breach involving a malware infection at a campus speech and language center.
Security vendor Symantec plans to integrate identity theft protection services into its product offerings with its just-announced $2.3 billion pending acquisition of LifeLock, which has 4.4 million customers.
So, if 2016 was the year when mobile security threats finally started to materialize and mature, what can we expect to see in 2017? Tom Wills of Ontrack Advisory shares insight on the mobility threatscape and new enterprise solutions.
After complaints from merchants and an update from the Fed, Visa has modified debit routing rules, noting that merchants can route U.S. EMV debit transactions through any of more than a dozen available networks, and not just Visa's. The move could have implications for chip-and-PIN use.
Vulnerable firmware has been highlighted again in a range of low-cost Android phones, raising concerns over their security. This latest incident comes 11 months after security analysts first raised flags.
Cloud-based services can be both a "blessing and curse" when it comes to dealing with security, says John Houston, CISO and associate counsel for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, who explains why in this video interview.
When physicians and nurses use their own mobile devices to access clinical information and communicate with patients, an advanced form of encryption can help ensure all sensitive data remains secure, Jonathan Cohen of Synchronoss explains in this video interview.