Apple's forthcoming iOS 8 includes a number of useful new security and privacy features, says Symantec threat researcher Candid Wueest. But there are missing features he'd still like to see implemented.
Because of California's immense size --12 percent of U.S. residents live in the state -- the practical impact of its kill-switch bill could be the sale of smart phones with deactivation capabilities across the nation.
Point-of-sale retail breaches are the rage, but they are just one cyber-crime trend on the mind of RSA researcher Uri Fleyder. What are the malware and mobile threats that organizations should monitor?
Could too much regulatory oversight hinder cyberthreat information sharing, rather than encourage it? That's an increasing concern for bankers, who argue regulators could bog down progress in cybersecurity.
Users' fear of data loss on personal devices must be balanced with an organization's need to protect sensitive information, says ZixCorp's Nigel Johnson. He explains the evolution of mobile device management.
Thefts of iPhones in New York, San Francisco and London declined after Apple added a remote-disabling feature. Now Google and Microsoft have promised to offer the feature in their mobile operating systems.
If the NSA's meddling in NIST cryptography standards soiled the reputation of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, an amendment approved by the House of Representatives could help restore it.
When NIST issued "Guidelines on Cell Phone Forensics" in May 2007, Apple's introduction of the iPhone was a month away. Seven years later, NIST is revising its guidance and giving it a new moniker, "Guidelines on Mobile Device Forensics."