The increase in sophisticated hacking attacks will lead other sectors to follow the lead of the financial services industry in implementing multifactor authentication, says Ken Hunt, CEO of VASCO Data Security International.
Nearly a year after issuing a first draft, NIST has released a substantially revised proposal for changing the way it develops cryptographic standards. The effort was launched after the NSA was accused of tampering with a NIST cryptographic algorithm.
The Regin espionage and surveillance malware offers attackers advanced capabilities, but a new analysis of two recovered modules finds the components are basic and unveils potential clues to the identity of its creator.
The recent hack attacks targeting Sony Pictures and the U.S. Postal Service illustrate why all organizations - and not just healthcare entities - need to make safeguarding health-related information a top priority, says attorney Susan A. Miller.
Grocery chain Schnucks has won a court ruling against its payments processor and merchant bank, setting a $500,000 cap on how much it must pay for a 2012 POS breach. Learn how imprecise contract terms played an important role in the ruling.
A third member of an international hacking ring has pleaded guilty in connection with his role in conspiring to break into computer networks of technology companies, including Microsoft, to steal intellectual property.
President Obama urged Congress in his State of the Union address to pass legislation to better meet the evolving cyberthreat, but spent very little of the speech explaining its dangers or detailing his cybersecurity legislative agenda.
In the aftermath of a payment card breach, as fraudsters race to exploit the stolen information, card issuers and affected customers take steps to mitigate risks. Here's a look at the lifecycle of a payment card breach from three perspectives.
A hack attack targeting a U.K. shoe retailer that exposed personal details and passwords for more than 1 million customers highlights the need to identify and dispose of older data that is no longer needed.
The U.S. likely won't complete its implementation of EMV for many years to come, despite the October 2015 liability shift date for counterfeit card fraud, many forecasters say. And until it's fully deployed, EMV will have little impact on fraud.
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman proposes updating state law to require businesses, including out-of-state firms with New York customers, to implement new safeguards to protect personal consumer data they store.
ENISA - the EU agency responsible for bolstering European cybersecurity practices - is calling on Internet infrastructure providers to adopt best practices for combatting routing threats, DNS spoofing and poisoning attacks, as well as DDoS disruptions.
The FBI's attribution of the attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment to North Korea was based, in part, on NSA intelligence gleaned from the agency having infected a significant number of North Korean PCs with malware, a news report says.
The inappropriate use and disclosure of patient information for marketing purposes by an insurer in Tennessee offers a reminder of the importance of complying with HIPAA's marketing-related provisions.