"How secure are we?" That's one of the most common questions asked by boards and senior managers. But security and technology leaders do not always have ready answers, says Jacob Olcott of BitSight Technologies. Are they even using the right security metrics?
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report leads off with an analysis of the PCI Security Standards Council's new requirements that are designed to help thwart attempts to defeat encryption in point-of-sale devices.
In a rare case of potential breach accountability, Verizon is reportedly demanding a $1 billion discount to acquire Yahoo as a result of the search giant's failure to more rapidly spot a data breach that compromised at least 500 million users' accounts.
An NSA contractor who worked for Booz Allen Hamilton has been accused of stealing top-secret documents that the U.S. says could endanger national security. The documents are critical to a "wide variety of national security issues," the Department of Justice says.
Britain's privacy watchdog agency has slammed the telecommunications company TalkTalk with a record fine of £400,000 ($511,000) for multiple information security failings that allowed a hacker to bypass access controls and exfiltrate customer data "with ease."
Britain has launched a new National Cyber Security Center to help U.K. organizations better respond to cybersecurity incidents. But Brexit is imperiling intelligence-sharing arrangements that help the U.K. battle attacks and track cybercriminals.
Yahoo built a custom software program that scanned incoming emails for a specific piece of content to comply with a classified U.S. government directive, Reuters reports. If true, did the U.S. government overstep its legal boundaries?
To better mitigate the breach risks tied to the growing use of mobile devices, organizations need to adopt enterprise digital rights management as a way to improve data security, says Gartner's John Girard.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump laying out his cybersecurity agenda leads the latest version of the ISMG Security Report. Also, federal leaders address threats posed to the U.S. electoral system.
In this in-depth interview, cybersecurity researcher Jay Radcliffe explains flaws he identified in certain Johnson & Johnson wireless insulin pumps that make them vulnerable to hacker attacks. His discoveries led the device maker to issue warnings to patients and physicians.
The internet of things is being compromised by malware-wielding attackers exploiting default credentials baked into devices. What will it take for manufacturers to ship devices that are secure by default?
Enterprises should employ new modeling, simulation and intelligence tools to provide insight into potential exploitable attack vectors before an incident occurs, Michelle Cobb, vice president at Skybox Security, says in a video interview.
Bad news: A developer has released the source code for Mirai malware, which is designed to automatically find and hack internet of things devices, turning them into DDoS cannons. The malware has been tied to recent record-smashing DDoS attacks.