The security landscape is undergoing churn in India, and Deloitte's Akshay Garkel warns that with the country's regulators making big moves, the next six months should keep practitioners on their toes.
In the latest ISMG Security Report, our editors analyze Symantec's pending purchase of Blue Coat; vulnerabilities in mobile banking apps; retailers' objections to a national data breach notification bill; and the relaunching of the IRS Get Transcript tool after a breach.
Some 85 percent of the mobile banking apps in the Asia-Pacific region fail basic security checks, according to a recent study by AppKnox. Experts outline the challenges faced by banks in securing mobile apps and share some recommendations.
Asking how many different technologies consumers will tolerate when it comes to paying for their goods and services is a bit like asking how many more superheroes moviegoers will countenance in the latest "Avengers" film.
IBM's Vaidyanathan Iyer says security practitioners need new tactics to bridge the skills gap and fight emerging threats. He suggests the use of analytics and machine learning would easily help fill the gap in detecting threats.
In the wake of reports that 65 million stolen credentials from micro-blogging platform Tumblr have surfaced online, following 117 million LinkedIn credentials, it's clear that 2016 is fast becoming the year of what one security expert dubs "historical mega breaches."
Singapore is considering data privacy and protection legislation soon, owing to strong support from the industry's data privacy and protection leaders. The government seems to be studying EU's General Data Protection Regulation closely to incorporate some elements.
Reserve Bank of India wants to recruit senior vice presidents for four vertical functions in its proposed IT subsidiary. But the search for a CEO to lead the team is still ongoing. What is the reason for the delay? And how can the process be streamlined?
Ransomware, regulations, botnets, information sharing and policing strategies were just some of the topics that dominated the "International Conference on Big Data in Cyber Security" hosted by Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland.
The FFIEC has released detailed security guidance for mobile banking and payments that its examiners will now use in their assessments of financial institutions. Banking security experts offer a critique.
For years, we have been talking about why corporate boards of directors should pay much greater attention to the issue of information security. Could a new cybersecurity assessment app help get board members involved?
NPCI's new unified payment service for mobile fund transfers, which recently went live, is a leap forward in driving cashless transactions and boosting financial inclusion, but will increase challenges in ensuring seamless, secure transactions.