Security forums and experts are buzzing about the newly discovered Heartbleed bug, which allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of systems protected by vulnerable versions of OpenSSL software.
In many if not most enterprises, the chief information security officer reports to the chief information officer. After all, enterprises cannot function without IT, and security is a support function to safeguard data and systems. Or is it?
To boost cybersecurity, senior leaders - whether a CEO, a board member or a government agency director - need to think of information as a critical asset worthy of protection, risk management experts Val Rahmani and Malcolm Harkins say.
Information security and privacy work in healthcare environments often requires a depth of specialized knowledge and competency that can be validated through the help of professional credentialing, says CISO Sean Murphy.
Even so-called minor breaches can cost organizations nearly $200,000, according to one finding from NTT Group's annual Intelligence Report. Rob Kraus of Solutionary shares the study's insights and advice.
An analysis of the Target breach prepared for a Senate committee is a political document that might help its patron's agenda but doesn't go far enough to identify technical solutions to help enterprises avoid Target-like breaches.
Although European Union leaders expressed concerns about the NSA's surveillance programs to President Obama, that didn't prevent the United States and EU from issuing a communique highlighting cooperation on cybersecurity.
A report prepared for a Senate committee provides an extensive analysis of how retailer Target Corp. possibly missed several opportunities to prevent the massive data breach that compromised the credit card details of millions of customers.