Bitcoin: Is it the future of cash, a legitimate speculative instrument or a Ponzi scheme in easy-to-consume digital form? Despite the outstanding questions, investors and cybercriminals alike continue to amass cryptocurrencies. Both groups face perils.
A 10-member government-appointed committee in India has drafted a white paper that includes recommendations for components of a new data protection law. The government is seeking feedback on the report through Dec. 31.
In an era where users are working simultaneously across mobile, social and cloud applications and platforms, organizations need to deploy identity and access management solutions that can scale and adapt quickly. IBM's Sean Brown describes the rise of Identity as a Service.
The U.S. Senate confirmed Kirstjen Nielsen as secretary of homeland security on a 62 to 37 vote. She will lead a quarter-million employee organization that's charged to help secure the information technology of civilian federal agencies and the nation's critical infrastructure.
An international police operation has resulted in the disruption of the long-running Andromeda botnet and associated Gamarue crimeware toolkit. Andromeda has been used to distribute 80 types of malware, including backdoors, banking Trojans and ransomware, security experts say.
The U.K.'s privacy watchdog has launched a probe after some Members of Parliament admitted they share email passwords or leave workstations unlocked. The MPs were attempting to defend a colleague who's been accused of downloading and viewing pornography on his work PC.
Denial of Service, web application layer attacks, credential abuse and IoT - these are the attack trends and vectors that will make headlines in 2018. Ryan Barnett of Akamai offers insight into how to prepare your defenses.
As data breaches increase in scale and frequency, businesses must ensure an effective, swift and well-orchestrated response. To help them, ISMG on Wednesday and Thursday will host a Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit in Mumbai offering insights from 20 leading CISOs and many other experts.
For hackers, phishing is easy. And profitable. The average phishing attack costs a mid-sized company $1.6 million. No wonder the number of phishing attacks shot up 65% worldwide last year.
For many years, organizations have invested in technology to keep them safe from malicious emails. Yet ransomware, CEO...
This monthly Security Agenda will highlight some of the most recent additions to our course library. This month's edition features New York Presbyterian's Jennings Aske on getting serious about medical device security. Another influencer, John Gunn of VASCO discusses the ISMG Faces of Fraud 2017: Survey Analysis and...
An employee of the NSA's Tailored Access Operations group has pleaded guilty to mishandling classified information. The material ended up in the hands of Russia after he copied it to his home computer, which had Kaspersky Lab's anti-virus software installed.
More organizations are making a much-needed shift from using Security Operations Centers to support operations to using them as a strategic tool to help detect attacks and quickly set up response mechanisms, says Sameer Ratolikar, CISO at HDFC Bank.
There has been a global rise in incidents of omnichannel financial fraud; such as a phishing attack being used to collect account information, then using that data to commit fraud via a bank's call center globally. Financial institutions need to enhance their ability to detect this sort of fraud - while also reducing...
Next year, the Singapore parliament will consider a cybersecurity bill that was revised after government officials reviewed numerous public comments on a draft version. The purpose of the bill is to establish a framework for the oversight and maintenance of cybersecurity in the government and the private sector.