If you browsed the latest security headlines, you'd probably think the majority of data breaches were related to hackers, political activists, malware or phishing. While the latter two hint at it, the truth is that nearly half of all data breaches can be traced back to insiders in some capacity.
The Yahoo breach - and the theft of unencrypted security questions and answers - is a reminder to use unique passwords and security questions, store them using a password safe and take advantage of two-factor authentication whenever it's available.
Dear customer: "The security and privacy of your systems are our priority." Cue a new breach notification, this time from Lightspeed POS, which sells a cloud-based point-of-sale product used by 38,000 organizations.
The apparent breach of a system support portal used by Oracle MICROS to remotely access and service MICROS point-of-sale systems has raised more questions than answers. What actually happened? Which data was compromised? And who waged the attack?
SentinelOne is taking a marketing gamble by offering to reimburse customers who suffer a ransomware infection if the security firm can't remediate affected systems. But let's take a close look at what's actually on offer.
While PCI compliance is a priority for many U.S. retailers, some major companies in Australia say they'd rather forego the cost of compliance and risk the possibility of steep fines if a card breach occurs.
First the hackers came for our credit cards. Now they're taking control of our TVs. Witness the latest version of FLocker - for "frantic locker" - which is designed to lock Android devices, including smart TVs.
"We never negotiate" might be the expectation whenever law enforcement or government agencies get targeted by criminals or even "cyberterrorists." But outside Hollywood, the reality too often turns out to be far less rigid.
Privacy can be a true game changer for Indian enterprises in 2016. But to get there, then privacy practitioners and leaders must help ensure discussion evolves into how privacy can help organizations drive business growth.
Sometimes language barriers can be a good thing: Many malware-wielding cybercriminals have historically targeted users in North America and Europe over Japan, owing to linguistic challenges. But that's changing.
Here's why the acquisition of rival threat-intelligence firm iSight Partners by breach investigation heavyweight FireEye makes sense, and why market watchers predict that other stand-alone intelligence firms will soon get snapped up.
Attorneys general in nine states say card issuers should move to chip-and-PIN, rather than chip-and-signature, as they roll out EMV. But are other issues, such as wider use of encryption and tokenization, more worthy of attention?
The upcoming International Conference on Cyber Law, Cyber Crime & Cybersecurity 2015 in New Delhi will see thought-leaders examine some of the vital aspects regarding evolving jurisprudence concerning cyber eco-space.
MasterCard is testing a smartphone app that lets users approve online transactions using facial recognition, via the equivalent of taking a selfie. But could such technology be spoofed, and will it reduce card fraud?