Many security pros look askance at "cybersecurity." But Symantec's Sian John says the embrace of that term shows just how much senior executives are beginning to understand the risks their organizations face.
Assessing the risks presented by "digital business" - the new business designs that blur the digital and physical worlds - will be a theme at the 2015 Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit, says Andrew Walls, event chairman.
The lead cybersecurity official for Britain's GCHQ intelligence agency dismisses charges that the U.K. conducts mass surveillance. But critics question the government's introduction of the Investigatory Powers Bill.
NASSCOM and DSCI have launched a cybersecurity task force to help develop India as a global R&D hub. Experts question whether the sponsoring organizations have set the right agenda for this new entity.
In assessing risk, computer security has three characteristics: confidentiality, integrity and availability. But not all of those traits help systems designers assess privacy risks. So NIST is developing a privacy risk management framework.
A new breach reported by Heartland Payment Systems won't get much attention. But this incident could be more damaging to the undisclosed number of consumers affected than was Heartland's 2008 payment card breach.
Prosecutors love to tell judges that sentences for hackers and cybercriminals must be strong enough to deter future such crimes. But as the case of Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht shows, they've failed to make the case for deterrence.
Mobile app-based ecommerce is surging forward in India's smartphone-saturated market. After Meru Cabs' data exposure earlier in May, security experts analyze legal liability, secure development & incident response.
Breached dating website FriendFinder allegedly missed email warnings from security researchers that its site had been breached and customers' data was being sold on a "darknet" site. What can other businesses learn from that apparent mistake?
Five best practices noted in version 3.0 of the PCI Data Security Standard will become requirements after June 30, with remote access and third-party risks the key focus - particularly for smaller merchants.
Vendors' and software makers' over-reliance on security messages and warnings has left users habituated to them, thus rendering such alerts less effective or even worthless, warns cybersecurity expert Alan Woodward.
To entice more women, as well as men, to enter information security professions, researcher Lysa Myers says the industry needs to kill its boring image and better communicate the full array of opportunities available and the skills that are in demand.