New revelations about how the National Security Agency collects and uses e-mail and instant-messaging contact lists demonstrate bad data governance practices that raise serious concerns, a leading privacy attorney says.
Gen. Keith Alexander's departure from the National Security Agency has nothing to do with leaks by former contractor Edward Snowden about top-secret U.S. government programs to amass telephone and Internet records of Americans, an NSA spokeswoman says.
The average insider scheme lasts 32 months before it's detected, says threat researcher Jason Clark, who suggests using a combination of the right technologies and the right processes is the key to improving detection.
Security teams struggling to detect signs of threats hidden in mountains of data are attracted to big data analytics. But experts advise security professionals to take an incremental approach, starting out with smaller projects.
An ENISA white paper provides guidance on securing industrial control systems and preparing an incident response plan. Learn why these systems, used in many sectors to perform repetitive automated tasks, are vulnerable to attack.
Nations' policies for mitigating cyberthreats can conflict with efforts to promote cyber-enabled global trade, cautions Allan Friedman, research director of the Brookings Institution's Center for Technology Innovation.
Russian authorities have reportedly arrested a man believed to be the author of the Blackhole exploit kit, widely used by cybercriminals to exploit vulnerabilities in Web browsers and other software to infect user computers with malware.
To mark his induction into the National Cyber Security Hall of Fame, Purdue University Computer Science Professor Eugene Spafford offers insights on key challenges, including overcoming senior executives' misperceptions about key issues.
Organizations in all sectors should take steps now to avoid security and operational risks associated with Microsoft's plans to discontinue support of the Windows XP operating system next year, security experts say.
When it comes to finding CISOs and other security experts for healthcare organizations, recruiters frequently are looking to those working in other sectors. Find out why - and what skills are in demand.
Randy Trzeciak and his CERT Insider Threat Center colleagues are working to broaden the definition of the insider threat to incorporate not just the risk to information and IT but to facilities and people, too.
Adobe is notifying 2.9 million customers that their personal information has been compromised as a result of a breach into the software company's network. Source code for numerous products was also illegally accessed.