Information security programs continue to rely not just on security policies, but also the controls that ensure they get enforced. Unfortunately, such controls begin degrading the moment they're put in place, sometimes rapidly, says Josh Mayfield, director of security strategy at Absolute Software.
Nearly 10 months after the beginning of enforcement of the EU's GDPR privacy regulation, organizations around the world are still learning plenty of compliance lessons - including how to locate all personal data so it can be protected, according to regulatory experts on a panel at RSA Conference 2019.
Every security leader wants visibility into the potential attack surface. But that surface is changing in vast new ways, owing to the cloud and connected devices. Mario Vuksan of ReversingLabs defines what visibility truly means today.
Security incidents often result in damage, regardless of an organization's size. But for small and midsize firms, which often lack robust security defenses, the damage may be so severe that it means not only disruption but also the end of the business, says Vince Steckler of Avast.
Making data security as people-centric as possible by applying strong risk-based controls is the only way organizations can best secure data while also enabling employees to do their jobs, says Tony Pepper of Egress Software Technologies.
At the start of RSA Conference 2019, Jon Callas of the ACLU discusses how attitudes toward privacy continue to evolve and why the general tenor of the conversation is not as bad as some headlines suggest.
Columbia Surgical Specialists of Spokane has reported a breach impacting 400,000 individuals, the largest added to the federal health data breach tally so far in 2019. Meanwhile, a medical center in Chicago has also reported a major breach.
Four business sectors - hospitals, banks, securities firms and market infrastructure providers - potentially face the most significant financial impact from cyberattacks that could lead to a weakened credit profile, according to a new report from Moody's Investors Service.
Identity and access management is more complicated when organizations rely on a cloud infrastructure, says Brandon Swafford, CISO at Waterbury, Connecticut-based Webster Bank, who describes the challenges in an interview.
Ireland's privacy watchdog has its eye on Facebook. Ten of the 15 major investigations that the Data Protection Commission launched since the EU's tough new privacy law, GDPR, went into full effect in May 2018 are focused on Facebook.
An "authorized third party" exposed a Dow Jones database with more than 2.4 million records of risky businesses and individuals on a public server without password protection. The incident points to the importance of proper vendor risk management, security experts say.
Windows, MacOS and Linux operating systems don't sufficiently protect memory, making it possible for a fake network card to sniff banking credentials, encryption keys and private files, according to new research. Fixes are in the pipeline, but caution should be used before connecting to peripherals in public areas.