Qatar's national cybersecurity agenda is designed to ensure that security policies help businesses strike the right balance between security and economic growth, says Khalid Al Hashmi, a top official in the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology.
Improving breach detection and defenses involves much more than buying the latest technology, warns security expert Haroon Meer. "We keep moving on as we try to solve new, shiny problems, which we then half solve, but we still haven't completely solved problems that we knew about 20 years ago."
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.
Adobe is warning Flash users to update their software immediately in the wake of zero-day attacks that can enable attackers to take full control of vulnerable systems. This year, Adobe has patched 316 bugs in Flash. Is it time for the plug-in to die?
A security researcher claims he's found an Internet-connected "leaky database" that is storing voter registration records for 191 million Americans. But who's apparently been leaving the information exposed?
As the US government enacts its Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, the question becomes: Is India ready for such legislation? What bottlenecks await, and how effectively are public and private players engaged to tackle info-sharing challenges?
Banking and government institutions, and other organizations that employ Juniper Networks gear, are being actively targeted after the company warned that it discovered that someone added a backdoor to the firmware in 2012. Who's responsible?
India's cybersecurity efforts so far demonstrate a lack of coherent direction and strategic vision from the government. Unless leaders get their act together, this deficiency will hamper India's digital dreams.
Hyatt warns that it's the latest hotel chain to fall victim to POS malware. It's offered scant breach-related details, but lots of bromides about taking payment card security seriously and urging customers to keep paying by card.
The rising profile and increasingly complex nature of cyberattacks was a major development in 2015. What are the key threats for security practitioners to be wary of in the year ahead? FireEye CTO APAC Bryce Boland shares insights.