Proposed federal legislation calls for testing the use of smart cards, similar to the chip cards being rolled out by the U.S. credit card brands, for Medicare patient identification to help reduce fraud. Kelli Emerick, leader of the Secure ID Coalition, explains the proposal.
BitSight Technologies is out with its annual Industry Benchmark Report, and cybersecurity ratings are low for the energy and utilities industry. BitSight's Mike Woodward shares insights for all sectors.
Recent breaches indicate that stronger controls are needed to protect key corporate assets - especially identities. CA's Steve Firestone discusses how to protect identities, while at the same time improving the user experience.
In the wake of the Oct. 1 EMV fraud liability shift date, U.S. merchants can expect to pay for counterfeit fraud losses previously absorbed by European issuers, says Jeremy King of the PCI Council. Longer-term, he expects European banks will experience more fraud as U.S. POS and card security leapfrogs other markets.
As a result of Experian's data breach, 15 million T-Mobile subscribers are at risk from phishing attacks and fraud. But it's not clear what more T-Mobile can do to protect breach victims, says security specialist Mark James.
The Precision Medicine Initiative announced earlier this year by the Obama administration is the ultimate healthcare "big data" project and faces many security and privacy challenges, says attorney Kirk Nahra.
The commoditization of attack infrastructure and services in the cyber-criminal underground, and the low cost and ease of launching targeted attacks, are growing concerns that require new defense strategies, says Trend Micro's Raimund Genes.
In addition to having a dedicated individual or team responsible for privacy matters, organizations must ensure their information security and IT staffs are knowledgeable about data privacy issues, says Trevor Hughes, CEO of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
The traditional Security Operations Center is out, and the new Security Intelligence Center is in. Greg Boison of Lockheed Martin tells how security leaders are winning business support for this evolution.
The attacks have evolved, breaches have multiplied, and serious security gaps have been exposed. But what most concerns FireEye President Kevin Mandia? The rise of nation-states as leading threat actors.
Many organizations spin their wheels when it comes to cybersecurity, says IBM's Andy Land. They invest in tools that do everything except what security leaders are fundamentally tasked with doing: Protect the data.
Organizations create more data than ever, and they face more requirements to collect and present it for investigations and legal cases. How do they avoid spoiling this data? Zapproved's Sarah Thompson offers tips.
In light of the uptick in hacker attacks on the healthcare sector, Everett Clinic in Washington is making a number of additional moves to bolster its cybersecurity, says CIO Becky Hood. Find out about the top priorities.