Put together, two IRS audits illustrate a major concern many security pros have about FISMA audits: They're checklists of whether organizations comply with regulations that require specific processes but do not determine if the processes are effective.
The stiff sentence of a cybercriminal for his role in an Internet-based scheme that trafficked in hacked payment card sends a strong message about the serious nature of ID theft. But experts say more tough sentences are needed to deter fraudsters.
From PCs to tablets to smartphones, customers enter institutions from all electronic angles. And these new banking habits put new strains on traditional IT infrastructure. How can banks ensure security?
Brendan Hannigan became IBM's top security systems executive in 2011, when Big Blue acquired the company he ran, Q1 Labs. Hannigan says acquisitions will remain a key component in the growth of IBM's security business.
Foreign spy agencies have powerful incentives to hack U.S. government IT systems, and that won't change, experts say, as they react to suspected Chinese involvement in the breach of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration websites.
The loss of a server at a Visionworks optical wear retail store in Maryland offers a reminder not only of the importance of encryption but also the value of good inventory management and data disposal practices.
Organizations in all business sectors should take a series of steps to guard against "visual hacking," a low-tech method used to capture sensitive, confidential and private information for unauthorized use.
Attackers are targeting online banking users' account information worldwide through sophisticated phishing attacks designed to deliver Microsoft Word documents containing malicious macro code known as Dridex.
Microsoft has issued a patch to correct a critical vulnerability in Schannel, which encrypts transactions on most Windows platforms. The bug is "concerning" for organizations running the service, some experts say, comparing it to the Heartbleed flaw.
Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry says "it's only fair" that merchants should be responsible for some of the expenses that result when their systems are breached. Now, security experts consider the implications of his comments.