A quick glance at a new survey suggests that businesses care more about protecting the privacy of their customers than governments do about their citizens. That's what the numbers say. But the numbers don't necessarily tell the whole story.
Banking institutions have spent the last two years enhancing authentication to conform to regulatory mandates. Organizations in other sectors can learn important authentication lessons from the banking industry.
To mitigate the top threats for 2013, organizations need to understand the motivations of potential attackers so they can adequately defend their networks and systems. Experts describe risk management strategies for the year ahead.
The answer seems obvious, especially in the context of IT security and information risk. Yet, is it, especially when developing codes and standards, as well as funding research and development initiatives that involve taxpayer money?
Karen Scarfone, who coauthored NIST's encryption guidance, sort of figured out why many organizations don't encrypt sensitive data when they should. The reason: they do not believe they are required to do so.
As the recent PATCO case shows, fraud litigation is moving away from just establishing damages. The key legal question now is: What is reasonable security? Attorneys discuss the 2013 fraud legal landscape.
Eurograbber got banks' attention after compromising out-of-band authentication in Europe. But researchers say it's the knowledge of the hackers behind the attack, not the Trojan, that's most concerning.