When large-scale data breaches started to proliferate more than a decade ago, security leaders called for end-to-end data encryption. But that approach no longer suffices, says First Data's Tim Horton, who calls for a new multilayered defense.
In today's digital environment, protecting sensitive information and sales transaction data is of critical importance. Tim Horton of First Data explains the concept of "devaluing" data so it's worthless in the event of a breach.
A newly disclosed collaboration between Google and the massive Ascension healthcare system that the partners say is designed to improve patient care is raising serious privacy concerns. That's because the project involves Ascension sharing with Google data on millions of its patients - without their permission.
Now that security researchers have located the first exploits that take advantage of the BlueKeep vulnerability in Windows, Microsoft is warning users to apply patches the company issued for this flaw before more dangerous exploits merge.
Too many organizations are still failing to prioritize mitigating the risk posed by insiders, whether they're malicious actors or model employees who make mistakes that unintentionally lead to a data breach, says Veriato's Chris Gilkes.
Data privacy discussions must focus not just on collecting, storing and securing data, but also the impetus for doing so - and whether it is being done in an ethical manner, says consultant Thom Lagford, a former CISO, who addresses GDPR compliance issues.
Too many organizations continue to use digital assets and infrastructure even when they can see that they have information security problems and deficiencies that they're failing to fix, says cybersecurity expert John Walker.
In June, I wrote an in-depth story about how millions of Instagram users worldwide under 18 years old were exposing their email addresses, phone numbers or both. Instagram has finally made a change to address the issue - but it doesn't go far enough.
Nearly four months after Capital One revealed a massive data breach, Michael Johnson, the bank's CISO, is being moved into an outside advisory role, and the company is scouting for a new security leader, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The one factor with the biggest impact on any organization's digital transformation efforts - regardless of the organization's size or sector - is the ability to change its privacy, cybersecurity and IT culture, says Stephen Owen, CISO of Bourne Leisure Group.
At this year's annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, the cybersecurity message was clear: World leaders see it as essential for fixing the failures associated with past industrial revolutions as well as safeguarding future digital transformation, says Fortinet's Alain Sanchez.
Employees view the ability to bring their own devices into their workplace life as a prerequisite for any job, which complicates organizations' identity management and cybersecurity efforts, says Barry McMahon of LastPass.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers an analysis of how Twitter allegedly was used to spy on critics of the Saudi Arabian government. Also featured: A preview of the new NIST Privacy Framework and an update on business email compromise attacks.