The OpenSSL Project is receiving new funding to support its operations following the Heartbleed exploit that exposed a flaw in the cryptographic tool that's used to provide communications security and privacy online.
French IT services company Atos has announced its intention to purchase Bull, an enterprise data firm, to enhance its cybersecurity and big data offerings. The deal is worth $844 million, or 620 million euros.
In the more than a month since the Heartbleed bug was announced, many organizations have made progress in mitigating the risks. Security experts highlight gaps that remain and offer remediation advice.
The arrests of more than 90 individuals for their alleged involvement in the use of BlackShades malware is a sign of progress in the global fight against cybercrime, but some experts question whether the crackdown will serve as a fraud deterrent.
A group of noted cryptographers, academics and business leaders will provide an independent assessment of the way the National Institute of Standards and Technology develops cryptographic standards and guidelines.
A multi-layered approach known as "context-aware security" is the most effective strategy for fighting both insider and external cyberthreats, says Gartner analyst Avivah Litan, who explains how this strategy works.
Conventional wisdom dictates that the high demand for IT security practitioner would cause salaries to rise, perhaps significantly. But a new study by SANS shows only a slight fattening of paychecks for many IT security professionals.
"Security as a business enabler" was the mantra echoing through the recently concluded 2014 Infosecurity Europe conference in London, a message that should have been heeded by top executives at retailer Target last year.