The Ashley Madison dating website hack and threatened data release is a perfect illustration of the perils - and promise - of our Internet-connected, hacktivist age, whether it comes to online dating or the Internet of Things.
Enterprises in APAC are prone to greater risks because of a lack of awareness about advanced threats, says BH Global CIO Ken Soh. He shares insights on how to prepare incident response teams to combat threats.
The U.S. Department of Justice has charged three men in a fraud scheme reportedly tied to hacks of JPMorgan Chase. Separately, two men are charged with running an unlicensed online bitcoin exchange used by Russian criminals.
DNS hijacking is the most common attack being investigated by Akamai's incident response team, says APAC CTO Mike Smith. He shares some background on the subject and his session on it at RSA Conference APAC.
Raimund Genes' keynote at RSA Conference Asia Pacific & Japan is an appeal to the information security community to start putting security in perspective, emphasizing new approaches that address the changing threat landscape.
Robin Slade of the Santa Fe Group says current vendor risk evaluation methods are inefficient. She advocates peer collaboration through shared assessments of vendors to help improve management of third-party risks.
The hack of "cheating" dating site AshleyMadison.com is a reminder that no website or personal information can be guaranteed to remain secure against determined attackers. So businesses and consumers must plan accordingly. Here are six takeaways from the incident.
Misusing data access privileges can pose a threat to the integrity of an organization's IT systems and the privacy of individuals. But gray areas exist, and it's not always clear cut when "unofficially" accessing protected data means users are abusing their privileges.
The risks of e-commerce breaches are top-of-mind again with the news of a possible compromise of PNI Digital Media, which manages and hosts online photo services for numerous big-name retailers. How can the risks be mitigated?
Britain's high court has overturned "emergency" surveillance legislation, which was rushed into law in July 2014 after just one day of debate in Parliament, on the grounds that it included insufficient safeguards against abuse.
British police have re-arrested Lauri Love, who's been charged with 2012 and 2013 hack attacks against U.S. government computers, including systems operated by the Federal Reserve, U.S. Army and NASA. But Love plans to fight extradition.
After jumping by 33 percent in 2014, the number of Americans who consider themselves IT security professionals has remained flat for the first half of 2015, according to an examination of federal government employment data. That's bad news for employers seeking IT security pros to hire.
Outrage has erupted in Britain after a London police helicopter crew tweeted a photograph of well-known comedian Michael McIntyre as he was about to cross the road. Has the British surveillance state run amok?
An international police operation has resulted in charges being filed against dozens of suspected cybercriminals, as well as the shuttering of the infamous hacking forum Darkode. But will the operation take a serious bite out of cybercrime?