Rather than creating a new commission to take the lead role on data security, the government of India is giving the Telecom Commission that role and renaming it the Digital Communications Commission, making it a primary custodian of citizens' data.
With cyber espionage attacks from China escalating over the past year, the NSA's Rob Joyce says the U.S. government is responding in multiple ways via a process of "defending forward" and "continuous engagement" that includes dumping foreign APT hackers' malware toolkits online for all to see.
Hackers behind the FASTCash ATM cash-out attack campaign - tied by the U.S. government to North Korea - use Trojan code designed to exploit bank networks running outdated versions of IBM's AIX Unix operating system, Symantec warns.
While organizations have taken countless measures to strengthen the security of their online resources, criminals have begun to eye a far more appealing and lucrative target: the contact center. It's what Gartner calls "an epicenter of vulnerability."
From hard-dollar losses and added overhead to combat the...
As the pace of technology innovation continues to quicken - including the ability to make payments via everything from Alexa to Facebook Messenger - risk-based security is imperative to maintain a frictionless customer experience, says Tim Ayling of Kaspersky Lab.
An analysis of a crackdown on criminals' use of encrypted communications leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also: a preview of ISMG's Healthcare Security and Legal & Compliance summits, including expert insights on vendor risk management.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned on Thursday at the request of President Donald Trump. While long expected, the move raises questions about the fate of an ongoing investigation into Russia's election hacking.
Once again, a supposedly secure service allegedly marketed to criminals has proven to have limits. Dutch police have busted a "cryptophone" operation, allowing them to decrypt more than 258,000 encrypted chat messages, leading to a drug lab bust, 14 arrests and the seizure of cash, drugs and weapons.
This research report examines the difference in time between when a public exploit for a vulnerability is published
and when users actively assess it. These two events represent the first move the attacker and defender make.
The premise of this paper is that this delta is an indicative metric in determining Cyber...
HSBC Bank is warning some of its U.S. customers that their personal data was compromised in a breach, although it says it's detected no signs of fraud following the "unauthorized entry." Security experts say the heist has all the hallmarks of a credential-stuffing attack campaign.
The social media giant Facebook is taking steps to be more transparent about its content policies and its efforts to curb fake news in advance of India's upcoming elections. But it's still got a lot of work to do.
With the U.S. midterm elections occurring on Tuesday, the "trump" keyword remains king for spammers. "Spam campaigners understand the value of brands, and for spam as for ballots, and whether for or against, the election is all about Trump," security firm Proofpoint says.
Brand trust and customer engagement have always been the lifeblood of financial institutions (FIs). Today, they're more critical than ever as FIs expand customer engagement to new digital channels like social media. The mission of financial services firms hasn't changed. But their risks have. FIs must now comply with...
Financial services, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and energy are some of today's most regulated industries. And their compliance risks have only grown as modern business evolves. Your people work in more places, in more ways, across more channels. And you must comply with new rules that govern email, the web, social...
Criminals wielding crypto-locking ransomware - especially Dharma/CrySiS, GandCrab and Global Imposter, but also SamSam - continue to attack. Insurance firm Beazley says cyber claims for ransomware have increased in recent months, with the healthcare sector hardest hit.