Richard Smith has exited the Equifax building. Following in the footsteps of the CIO and CSO, Richard Smith - Equifax's embattled CEO and board chairman - has "retired" following the company suffering a massive breach that has left millions of Americans at risk of identity theft.
The chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Jay Clayton, promised the Senate banking committee Tuesday that his agency is pursuing numerous cybersecurity improvements in the wake of a May 2016 breach.
Researchers investigating the CCleaner malware outbreak have had a lucky break: The attackers' backup server shows that they pushed secondary malware onto systems at Intel, VMware, Fujitsu and Asus, among others, as part of what appears to be a very targeted attack campaign.
Experts speaking out on how boards of directors and CISOs must do a better job in strengthening board involvement on cybersecurity matters leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, "Catch Me if You Can" impostor Frank Abagnale on the Equifax hack.
Aetna will move from passwords to continuous behavioral authentication next year on its consumer mobile and web applications for better security and end-user experience, says Jim Routh, the health insurer's CISO.
"Big four" accounting firm Deloitte suffered a breach last year that may have exposed 5 million internal emails as well as usernames and passwords, client information and health details, the Guardian reports.
Organizations that must comply with Europe's GDPR need to identify gaps in their ability to meet various requirements, including making prompt breach notifications and gaining consumers' consent to store their data, says Sunil Chand of Grant Thornton.
All the key players of a company's management group, including the CISO, need to be involved in the decision about whether to invest in cyber insurance, says Greg Markell of Ridge Canada Cyber Solutions, a cyber insurer.
Summit Credit Union of Wisconsin is seeking class-action status for a lawsuit against credit bureau Equifax. The credit union contends it will have to bear the fraud costs resulting from Equifax exposing a massive amount of U.S. consumer data in one of the worst data breaches ever seen.
Network by network, device by device, today's security threats spread through an organization like wildfire. But Druce MacFarlane of Bricata says security leaders are making fundamental mistakes with their focus on perimeter and endpoint security.
Freedom of Information requests sent to 430 U.K. local government councils by Barracuda Networks found that at least 27 percent of councils have suffered ransomware outbreaks. Thankfully, almost none have paid ransoms, and good backup practices appear widespread.
An attack campaign involving a trojanized version of the CCleaner Windows utility, built and distributed by British developer Piriform, was much more extensive than it first appeared and may have installed backdoor software on endpoints at hundreds of large technology firms.
The chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will face the Senate Banking Committee next week following the agency's belated disclosure that in May 2016, hackers stole secret market data from the SEC's systems and apparently used it for "illicit gain through trading."