It is said that "Data is the new oil." If that's the case, then organizations need to do a far better job inventorying and securing their wells, says Laurence Pitt of Juniper Networks. He offers insights on leveraging and securing data.
Security comes to Las Vegas this week in the form of Black Hat USA 2017. Hot sessions range from an analysis of power grid malware and "cyber fear as a service" to details of two major hacker takedowns and how the world's two largest ransomware families cash out their attacks.
How can a supercomputer help enterprise security teams respond to today's evolving threat landscape? Martin Borrett of IBM and Ronan Murphy of Smarttech discuss the promise and impact of Watson for Cyber Security.
Life after WannaCry: Already, other cybercrime gangs appear to be jumping on the SMB-targeting bandwagon, including the operators behind Uiwix ransomware. Thankfully, security experts say, these attacks pose scant risk.
Vice President Mike Pence used a personal AOL email account while governor of Indiana to conduct official business, and his account was hacked. Live by the private email account, die by the private email account?
The best starting point for effectively safeguarding data and protecting against breaches is to clearly understand what kind of data an organization has, where it's located and the risks, says Jason Hart of Gemalto.
Offspring of the Zeus banking Trojan continue to spring to life. Functionally, however, security experts say most POS-infecting banking malware remains almost identical. So why aren't more organizations putting well-known defenses in place?
Hackers have apparently hijacked potentially thousands of vulnerable MongoDB databases and demanded ransoms for the return of critical data, with some victims paying up, according to security researchers.
Score one for preparation: In the wake of a ransomware attack that infected 900 workstations, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency says it's restoring affected systems, vowing to not give the attackers a single bitcoin of their ransom demand.
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?
Would access to better information pertaining to encryption help Congress pass good crypto-related laws? That's the impetus behind a "Digital Security Commission" and a related report being hawked by some lawmakers.
An individual claiming to be the hacker who posted four healthcare databases on the dark web reveals some of his tactics. We take a close look at the risks posed to one affected clinic, which faces a ransom demand.
Warning to parents and guardians: Beware of collecting, storing or sharing your child's biometric information - including fingerprints and DNA - even if you're creating a so-called "Child ID Kit," because the data is a natural target for identity thieves.
Since California passed its pioneering data breach notification law in 2003, many other states and some countries have followed suit. Here's a closer look at the status of breach notification requirements in four regions.