As a result of high-profile breaches, emerging malware threats and increased regulatory scrutiny, CISOs at financial institutions are under more pressure than ever to develop innovative strategies for enhancing cybersecurity. And the CISO's evolving role will be a hot topic at RSA Conference 2016.
President Obama is creating a federal CISO post as part of a multifaceted initiative aimed at strengthening the nation's IT security. His plan includes forming a public-private Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity and boosting government cybersecurity spending by 35 percent.
Here's more evidence of how a data breach can have a major financial impact. The bill for U.K. telecom giant TalkTalk's October 2015 data breach could be as much as $94 million, and the incident resulted in the loss of 95,000 customers.
How many networking vendors - like Juniper - have been selling devices with backdoors attackers could use to intercept and decrypt communications? Some networking giants say they've launched code reviews. But why are eight vendors staying silent?
Given the rise in cyber threats, CERT-In's existing rules of empanelling IT Security auditing organizations may not comply with the new challenges. It's time to revisit these guidelines and add stringent qualifying factors for auditing.
Four years after European criminals exploited EMV implementation vulnerabilities to steal an estimated $650,000, security experts say not all banks have adopted full fixes. But the payment card industry contends related mitigations are in place and working.
Ireland's Cyber Crime Conference in Dublin drew a capacity crowd for a full day of security briefings, networking, hotly contested capture-the-flag and secure-coding challenges, as well as a chance to sharpen one's lock-picking skills.
Discussions I recently moderated around mobile security indicate that Indian practitioners have significant doubts about the effectiveness and applicability of mobile security solutions such as MDM and others.
Someone green-light this drama: Sony, after suffering a massive data breach that led to the leak of personal information and embarrassing corporate emails, has agreed to a data-breach settlement worth up to $8 million.
RSA Conference Asia Pacific & Japan kicked off in Singapore with some power-packed keynote sessions by security leaders. Here are some of my first impressions about the tone set for the event and the days to follow.
What's your digital identity strategy? Numerous agencies in countries across Europe - such as the Italian postal service - are creating new approaches to verifying identities and allowing them to be used as a trusted service, says CA's Paul Briault.