The terrorist attacks in Paris likely would have occurred even if intelligence and law enforcement agencies could have broken encryption Islamic State attackers used in their communications to plan the assault that killed at least 129 people.
Banks need to prepare for many more massive cyberattacks along the lines of the sophisticated campaign that hit JPMorgan Chase and other financial services organizations, says Javelin Strategy & Research's Al Pascual, who offers risk management insights.
Developing a successful information security career requires excellent technical acumen as well as the ability to understand the impact that security policies have on people, says Gurdeep Kaur, a chief security architect at AIG.
Tinba, which has been linked to attacks in the U.S., Canada and Europe, is now targeting bank accounts in Russia, according to a new report from Dell SecureWorks. Researcher Brett Stone-Gross tells why Tinba is unusual and can be tough to detect.
A quiet life in retirement? Not for Art Coviello, former executive chairman of RSA. He's just joined the boards of two new security ventures, Bugcrowd and Cylance, and he's got big ideas for how to influence the 2016 cybersecurity agenda.
Many CEOs and boards of directors are failing their companies by not truly understanding their cybersecurity risks, says Steve Durbin of the Information Security Forum. He stresses that senior leaders must ensure their organizations provide adequate funding to manage risks.
The recent data breach at U.K.-based telecom company TalkTalk illustrates that breach risk mitigation is a critical issue worldwide. PCI's Jeremy King, who will be a featured speaker at ISMG's Fraud Summit London on Oct. 27, explains why European data security is getting more scrutiny.
As part of its Business Connect event, IBM is hosting a Security Leaders Day in London. Who should attend, and what will be gained? IBM's Carmina Lees shares insight on the event, as well as key security trends to watch.
The information security field has done a poor job of attracting and retaining women, contends Jo Stewart-Rattray, international director of ISACA, who emphasizes the need for mentoring as well as salary equity.
With organizations increasingly moving to the cloud, more security professionals are needed to help secure those environments as well as manage incident response. Cloud forensics expert Neha Thethi outlines must-have skills, qualifications and certifications.
BitSight Technologies is out with its annual Industry Benchmark Report, and cybersecurity ratings are low for the energy and utilities industry. BitSight's Mike Woodward shares insights for all sectors.
The commoditization of attack infrastructure and services in the cyber-criminal underground, and the low cost and ease of launching targeted attacks, are growing concerns that require new defense strategies, says Trend Micro's Raimund Genes.
In addition to having a dedicated individual or team responsible for privacy matters, organizations must ensure their information security and IT staffs are knowledgeable about data privacy issues, says Trevor Hughes, CEO of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.