RSA Conference Asia Pacific & Japan kicked off in Singapore with some power-packed keynote sessions by security leaders. Here are some of my first impressions about the tone set for the event and the days to follow.
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.
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?
The new chief executive of the Center for Internet Security, which operates the Multistate Information Sharing and Analysis Center, sees mutual cooperation among enterprises as a way for organizations with limited staff to address critical IT security problems.
Kaspersky Lab has discovered a new, advanced persistent threat - inside its own networks. Dubbed Duqu 2.0, the malware has ties to Stuxnet, and was used to target Iranian nuclear negotiations, researchers say.
Caffeine junkies are up in arms over reports that criminals have been targeting their Starbucks account balances. But the real story is poor password-picking practices by consumers, and Starbucks' lack of multi-factor authentication.
As organizations increasingly focus on securing critical data, they mustn't overlook one huge vulnerability: enterprise email. Steven Malone of Mimecast discusses the latest in unified email management.
Mark Clancy, CEO of Soltra, which provides an automated information sharing platform, says banks and credit unions that don't share threat intelligence will never advance their information risk management practices.
Attitudes about cyberthreat information sharing, as well as attack attribution, have dramatically changed in the last 18 months, says the FS-ISAC's Bill Nelson, a featured speaker at RSA Conference 2015.
During her first month on the job, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used a private email server that lacked a digital certificate that would have ensured encrypted and authenticated email communications, surmises security firm Venafi.
"Align technology with businesses" is an old phrase. But information security is now part of this change, making strides to align with growth as a business enabler. Enter: the converged technology operations center.
The Hong Kong regional headquarters of (ISC)Â² is collaborating with universities across Asia through its Global Academic Program to deliver essential skills to help grow the information security workforce.
The Anunak/Carbanak gang continues to rob financial services firms and retailers, in part with ATM malware. A new report says the cybercrime gang has stolen up to $1 billion from banks in Russia, the U.S. and beyond.
Nobody wants to be a cyber-attacker's first victim. But there are benefits to being second or third, says Akamai's Mike Smith. Then you get to enjoy the true benefits of the oft-discussed information sharing.