The Internal Revenue Service says cyber thieves may have accessed as many as 334,000 taxpayer accounts in a breach of its Get Transcript system, far more than the 114,000 accounts it originally estimated in May.
As the Department of Defense embarks on a multi-billion dollar project to overhaul its EHR system, supporting millions of military personnel, there are critical privacy and security challenges to be tackled.
The 30-day Cybersecurity Sprint overseen by Federal CIO Tony Scott has crossed the finish line, but in reality, it looks more like a starting gate to a marathon to get the federal government to secure its battered IT.
Visa's Eduardo Perez says one of the key merchant vulnerabilities his company is most concerned about is weak remote-access controls for point-of-sale systems and devices. He offers risk mitigation advice in this exclusive interview.
With so much stolen PII available to fraudsters, it's time for banks and others to move to more sophisticated forms of authentication of customers' identities. Knowledge-based authentication is no longer reliable.
At a hearing on the role the Interior Department played in a recent breach at the Office of Personnel Management, the Interior deputy inspector general painted a picture of how a hacker might have breached the agency's computer system.
MasterCard is testing a smartphone app that lets users approve online transactions using facial recognition, via the equivalent of taking a selfie. But could such technology be spoofed, and will it reduce card fraud?
The recent string of hacker attacks in the healthcare sector is a reminder of the need for organizations to re-assess whether they're following best practices to secure remote access to sensitive data, says security expert Gary Glover.
Inspector General Russell George says hackers would have had a tougher time breaching the IRS "Get Transcript" system if the agency had implemented IG recommendations, but he stops short of saying the safeguards would have prevented the hack.
The norm today is a set of customers with multiple identities that interact with your brand across many channels. With that comes the challenge of serving that customer with a fluid experience across every channel.
We're just beginning to get the customer experience right across multiple channels; those channels we...
The method the Internal Revenue Service used to authenticate users, which failed to keep sophisticated hackers from breaching a taxpayer-facing system, has been widely criticized by cybersecurity experts.
Caffeine junkies are up in arms over reports that criminals have been targeting their Starbucks account balances. But the real story is poor password-picking practices by consumers, and Starbucks' lack of multi-factor authentication.
The rapid proliferation of mobile devices has created additional security requirements for any organization attempting to increase its presence in the online market. And because smartphones and tablets afford end users a variety of new ways to interact with the enterprise, IT needs to evolve the security measures...