A key difference between state-sponsored espionage and organized criminals or hacktivists is the level of persistence and determination to break through defenses. Here's advice from security experts on defending against nation-state attacks.
The biggest lesson banking institutions can learn from this week's reported $45 million global cyberheist: Old attacks always return. Learn why thwarting these coordinated fraud schemes is challenging.
Payment data and personal information are both attractive targets for criminals, says breach investigator Erin Nealy Cox of forensics firm Stroz Friedberg. Learn why she says card data isn't the only lucrative target.
Cloud computing providers must step up and develop approaches to prevent their employees from stealing or harming customer data they host, say two experts from Carnegie Mellon University's CERT Insider Threat Center.
A recent spear-phishing attack involving a Trojan designed to target Android devices offers an important reminder of the emerging threat of mobile malware, says Kaspersky Lab researcher Kurt Baumgartner.
A Defense Department report to Congress says China could use the targeted information to benefit its defense and high-technology industries as well as give Chinese policymakers a clear picture of U.S. leadership thinking on key China issues.
Mark Weatherford, who recently stepped down as DHS deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity, says that although planned OpUSA DDoS attacks may initially be a nuisance, they represent a genuine long-term threat to the government.
The OWASP Top Ten list of security risks was created more than a decade ago to be the start of an industry standard that could bootstrap the legal system into encouraging more secure software. Here are the 2013 updates.
If the hacking community judges the planned OpUSA cyber-attack a success, it could spur more nefarious actors to try more vicious disruptions of U.S. websites, a Department of Homeland Security alert says.
Intel Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer Malcolm Harkins sees having one leader who handles IT security and privacy responsibilities as essential. "At the end of the day," he says, "there's a level of common objectives."
In assessing the risk of a distributed-denial-of service attack, organizations must think beyond shoring up systems' perimeters and concentrate on analyzing cyberthreat intelligence, Booz Allen Hamilton's Sedar Labarre says.