Two critical steps that banking institutions need to take in 2014 to help prevent fraud are implementing big data analytics and adopting far more sophisticated customer and employee authentication, says Gartner analyst Avivah Litan.
Dan Clements of IntelCrawler, the research firm that claims it traced malware apparently used in the Target breach and other retailer attacks, outlines steps merchants, banks and others should take to secure their networks.
Distributed generation and plug-in motor vehicles are among the emerging security challenges to the smart grid. In an RSA 2014 preview, Gib Sorebo of Leidos discusses the threats to utilities and consumers.
In a groundbreaking effort to boost security, HSBC Bank USA is now requiring its retail banking customers to use dual-factor authentication for certain sensitive online banking transactions, says LuAnne Kingston, senior vice president.
Many endpoints in the healthcare sector, including medical devices, are being hacked because of inadequate security, according to a new study from the SANS Institute that identified apparent vulnerabilities at 375 organizations.
While many organizations rely on employee training to help mitigate the risks of spear phishing, such efforts are generally ineffective, says Eric Johnson of Vanderbilt University, who explains why a technical solution might be better.
Leading this week's industry news roundup, FireEye has announced ans extended security platform. Other news includes: Intermedia's new McAfee e-mail defense suite, Trend Micro receiving honors from Gartner and more.
The RSA Conference 2014 will be held Feb. 24-28 in San Francisco, and Information Security Media Group will be the only Diamond Media Sponsor. Learn what's on the agenda at this world-class security event.
Employing quantum physics, Yi-Kai Liu, a computer scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, is attempting to devise a way to create a one-shot memory device that could help secure transactions or administrative passwords.
Today's threat landscape is rapidly expanding to include cyber-attacks attributed to nation states. How must organizations respond? Mike McConnell, former U.S. National Intelligence Director, shares insight.
The ongoing epidemic of health data breaches involving unencrypted laptops demonstrates why many healthcare organizations need to conduct more meaningful risk assessments, says security expert Dan Berger.