As a result of high-profile breaches, emerging malware threats and increased regulatory scrutiny, CISOs at financial institutions are under more pressure than ever to develop innovative strategies for enhancing cybersecurity. And the CISO's evolving role will be a hot topic at RSA Conference 2016.
As the debate intensifies over Apple's refusal to help the FBI crack the iPhone password of one of the San Bernardino shooters, Rep. Will Hurd says Congress should not rush to enact legislation that would require technology companies to weaken encryption. Hurd chairs a subcommittee with cybersecurity oversight.
To boost security and eliminate the need for passwords, MasterCard plans to later this year roll out a facial biometrics app for authentication of online purchases. But some experts warn that biometrics technology is not fool-proof and should only be deployed as part of a layered authentication approach.
Think it's tough now for the government to compel Apple to retrieve encrypted data from a locked iPhone? According to news reports, Apple is busy creating new devices and services that will be even harder to hack.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society 2016 Conference, slated for Feb. 29 to March 4 in Las Vegas, will offer dozens of privacy and security educational opportunities worth checking out.
A cyber insurer is offering premium discounts to organizations that have implemented the Healthcare Information Trust Alliance's Common Security Framework, seeing that as a sign that they are managing their risks.
It used to be that security was the one big barrier to organizations embracing the cloud. But Troy Kitch of Oracle says that not only is that barrier coming down, but now leaders are seeing cloud as a security enabler.
The PCI Security Standards Council will soon release an update to its PCI Data Security Standard, requiring the use of multifactor authentication for administrators who have access to card data networks. In an interview, the council's Troy Leach explains the new requirements and compliance expectations.
Who's right: Apple or the FBI? Our readers continue to debate a magistrate judge ordering Apple to help unlock an iPhone tied to a San Bernardino shooter, raising such issues as strong crypto, backdoors as well as legal and moral responsibilities.
The war of words continues to heat up between the Justice Department and Apple over the FBI's request that the technology provider help it unlock an iPhone seized during the San Bernardino shootings investigation.
In an in-depth interview, CIO Ed Ricks of Beaufort Memorial Hospital in South Carolina offers insights on how the community hospital, with limited resources, is tackling breach prevention and detection. He'll be a featured speaker at the HIMSS 2016 Conference.
With word of her retirement, Donna Seymour received criticism and praise for her work in response to the hack of the agency's computers that exposed the personal information of 21.5 million individuals.
While hacker attacks increasingly pose threats to electronic patient data, yet another healthcare provider has reported a major breach involving the improper disposal of paper and film records. The number of individuals being notified makes this the biggest reported health data breach of its kind.
In 2015 alone, 84 million new pieces of malware were created. How can organizations hope to keep pace with the new strains and tactics? Through advanced endpoint protection, says John Peterson of Comodo.