Apple's inclusion of a fingerprint scanner in its iPhone 5S is an important step toward bringing biometrics into the mainstream. But there's a long way to go before biometrics supplant passwords at the enterprise level.
John Streufert, the DHS director overseeing the rollout of a federal continuous diagnostic initiative to mitigate IT systems vulnerabilities, expects that many state and local governments will participate in the program.
Scientists are discovering ways to make quantum key distribution a more cost-effective and efficient way to securely share encryption keys, but there's still a long way to go before the methods can be practically applied.
A class action suit has been filed against Advocate Medical Group following the theft of four unencrypted computers that may have exposed data on 4 million patients. Learn more about the allegations the lawsuit makes.
Even with the latest disclosures of the efforts the National Security Agency goes through to decrypt Internet communications, enterprises can take specific steps to protect their information from prying eyes.
Citi's settlement with two states over a breach that exposed 360,000 cards will likely set an example for other states. One expert says banking institutions will likely pay more damages when accounts are compromised.
The massive initiative to deploy continuous monitoring at U.S. federal government agencies will be done in phases, with the initial rollout occurring over three years, the Department of Homeland Security's John Streufert says.
A new cross-device malware strain that has been linked to last year's High Roller attacks is defeating dual-factor authentication. Experts explain why banking institutions worldwide should be on alert.
A malware attack that exploited a point-of-sale vulnerability of a select group of Kentucky and Southern Indiana retailers has now been linked to attacks against Schnuck Markets Inc. and four other merchants.