Evidence is mounting that the breaches reported by Target and Neiman Marcus are part of a wider assault against U.S. retailers. Meanwhile, payment card-issuing institutions say they're taking proactive steps to keep fraud at bay.
Technology is the biggest challenge to ethics and compliance in organizations today, says Deloitte's Keith Darcy. "We have the capacity to do things before we ever consider the ethical consequences ..."
Dan Clements of IntelCrawler, the research firm that claims it traced malware apparently used in the Target breach and other retailer attacks to a 17-year-old hacker in Russia, offers an exclusive, in-depth explanation of his company's findings.
President Obama faces a dilemma in deciding whether to prohibit the National Security Agency from tinkering with encryption as one way to collect intelligence data from adversaries who threaten to harm America.
In a speech revealing new limits on the way intelligence agencies collect telephone metadata, President Obama also announced a comprehensive review of how government and business are confronting the challenges inherent in big data.
Because of increasing cyber-attacks against government agencies, the inspector general says it's crucial for the State Department to address the continuing weaknesses in its information security program.
Target Corp.'s revelation that personal information about up to 70 million customers was breached in a recent malware attack raises new questions about Target's security practices and risks to consumers.
Georgia Tech researchers are working on a way to profile devices along the supply chain to identify whether they've been compromised, says Paul Royal, associate director of the Georgia Tech Information Security Center.
Big data is a hot item on every banking institution's security agenda, says Gartner analyst Avivah Litan. Here she explains why mid-sized institutions are in the best position to implement new technology.
Breach detection provider FireEye has acquired incident response and remediation services company Mandiant , forming a formidable company that can provide soup-to-nuts products and services to detect, mitigate and respond to breaches.