To help reduce reliance on passwords, the FIDO Alliance is developing standard technical specifications for advanced authentication. Michael Barrett and Daniel Almenara of FIDO describe the impact the effort could have in 2014.
Leon Rodriguez, director of the HHS Office for Civil Rights, could leave the HIPAA enforcement agency to become the director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services if his presidential nomination is formalized and he wins Senate approval.
Breach detection provider FireEye has acquired incident response and remediation services company Mandiant , forming a formidable company that can provide soup-to-nuts products and services to detect, mitigate and respond to breaches.
The potential of governments messing with commercial IT security products - think China and the NSA - means organizations need to improve lines of communications to assure the integrity of the IT wares they acquire. ISF's Steve Durbin discusses mitigating supply-chain risk.
Chase Bank's decision to limit daily ATM cash withdrawals on debit cards linked to the Target breach has raised questions among other issuers about whether PINs were, in fact, compromised. Is Chase just being cautious?
While preparing a speech to be delivered in Korea, NIST's Ron Ross wanted to convey the message of the importance of computer security. He hit on five themes - threat, assets, complexity, integration and trustworthiness - which form the acronym TACIT.
Big-box retailer Target has confirmed that a breach that likely exposed some 40 million U.S. debit and credit accounts was caused by a malware attack that infected its point-of-sale system. Find out all the latest details.
On Christmas Eve, Target issued a warning about phishing scams linked to its breach recovery efforts. In response, the retailer says it is launching a dedicated resource page on its website for official communications.
Version 3.0 of the PCI Data Security Standard goes into effect Jan. 1, 2014. What steps should organizations be taking to prepare for implementation of the standard? Troy Leach and Bob Russo of the PCI Security Standards Council explain.