Patients and healthcare providers need to recognize that Web-enabled mobile health devices that fall under the umbrella of the "Internet of Things" potentially can put personal information at risk, says Intel Security executive Greg Brown.
Michael Daniel explains that among his biggest challenges as special assistant to the president is fully understanding the economics and psychology behind cybersecurity, topics that few people have mastered.
Apple's forthcoming iOS 8 includes a number of useful new security and privacy features, says Symantec threat researcher Candid Wueest. But there are missing features he'd still like to see implemented.
Finding a common theme from the Black Hat USA conference isn't easy, but a few emerged - simplifying complexity and developing community-based solutions - from sessions and discussions with top cybersecurity experts.
Cyber-historian Jason Healey contends the U.S. government does not want peace in cyberspace so it can conduct more attacks and exploitations. Instead, he says the feds should make the Internet's economic benefits its top priority.
When patient data is used for secondary purposes, such as research, it must be de-identified. But is this process consistently reliable in protecting patient privacy? Two experts describe the challenges.
Millions of user credentials are breached regularly - whether we hear of the incidents or not. So, why do we continue to rely on passwords? Derek Manky of Fortinet discusses authentication and data retention.
The PCI Council has unveiled new guidance for mitigating payment card risks posed by third parties. Troy Leach, the council's CTO, explains how banking institutions and merchants can put the guidance to use.
That Russian hackers may be hording 1.2 billion credentials merely reflects the insecurity of the world we live in today, says David Perry, threat strategist at the Finnish IT security company F-Secure.