When IBM unveiled BIOS - Basic Input/Output System - in 1981 with the introduction of its personal computer, few perceived it as a security threat. But now, NIST has issued a new guide to mitigate BIOS vulnerabilities in servers.
Experts review new allegations that have emerged about information security practices at Home Depot in the wake of the retailer confirming that it suffered a data breach resulting in the theft of an unknown quantity of credit and debit cards details.
What's the toughest challenge the U.S. faces when it comes to EMV? Randy Vanderhoof of the EMV Migration Forum points to getting POS software and terminals certified for EMV transactions. Find out what other hurdles he identifies.
Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen is calling on Apple Inc. to spell out the security steps the company will take to protect the privacy of information gathered using the Apple Watch device, slated for release in early 2015.
While the new Apple Pay system is slated to debut next month in the United States, payment card brands say the system eventually will expand to some of the other 66 countries that already accept contactless payments.
Helping merchants deal with the growing threat of POS malware is one of the biggest challenges facing Troy Leach, CTO of the PCI Security Standards Council, who says the BlackPOS malware threat, in particular, "is keeping me up at night."
The Office of Personnel Management's decision to stop using U.S. Investigations Services for certain security clearance services, which came a month after a breach of company computers, could be as much a reflection on OPM as it is on USIS.
Diatherix, which provides clinical laboratory testing services, reports a breach involving PHI accessible via the Internet, while Temple University Physicians says the theft of a computer has potentially exposed patient data.
Security experts see good news and bad in Apple's latest announcements. Upsides include Apple Pay and numerous privacy and security improvements in iOS 8. But after the celebrity photo leak, iCloud fixes remain missing.