Every year, information security professionals flock to San Francisco for the annual RSA Conference. From the debut of "Trumpcryption" to cybersecurity's "greatest hits" set to hip-hop violin, here are some of the 2017 event's highlights.
At the request of German authorities, British police have arrested a suspected hacker involved in last year's disruption of 1 million Deutsche Telekom customers' routers via Mirai malware, which targets default credentials on internet-connected devices.
State officials who oversee elections have formally objected to a DHS designation of America's electoral system as critical infrastructure. The National Association of Secretaries of State is asking DHS Secretary John Kelly to rescind the designation made by his predecessor, Jeh Johnson.
Verizon will pay $350 million less for Yahoo than it first offered because the deal subsequently became tainted by three data breach disclosures. Yahoo's lower value is a study in how data breaches can impact big business transactions.
Staying current in threat detection is key, which is why more security companies need to embrace a more open way of thinking when it comes to solutions integration, says Christopher Kruegel, CEO of Lastline.
Increasing regulatory oversight is overwhelming smaller banks and credit unions, pushing them to continue to focus more on compliance than overall cybersecurity and resilience, says Sean Feeney, CEO of Defense Storm.
A pending federal regulation - called for under the HITECH Act - that would allow regulators to share with breach victims money collected in HIPAA violation cases eventually could have implications for class-action breach lawsuits, says privacy attorney Adam Greene.
Major healthcare breaches involving hackers accessing patient information soared in 2016. But now more cybercriminals are shifting their attention to ransomware attacks because of the glut of stolen health information hitting the black market, says Dan Berger of CynergisTek.
Organizations are increasingly turning to user behavioral analytics to help more quickly detect new attacks - emanating from inside or outside the enterprise - as well as mitigate those threats, says CA's Mark McGovern.
Megaupload Founder Kim Dotcom plans to appeal a New Zealand High Court ruling that found him and three colleagues eligible for extradition to the U.S. The four men are charged with profiting by allowing the trade of copyright-protected content on their file-sharing platform.
Responding to disruptive data breaches, dealing with Mirai botnets, hacking back and the need for enterprises to segment their backup environments were just some of the topics dominating this year's RSA Conference in San Francisco.
A new website is now available for reporting medical device vulnerabilities, says Dale Nordenberg, M.D., executive director of the Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security Consortium, who explains how MD-VIPER works in this in-depth interview.
Amidst the increasing security chaos facing individuals and organizations, one of the dominant themes at this year's RSA Conference was the need for information security professionals to do more, bringing order to enterprise IT security as well as by influencing public policy.
Federal regulators have signed a $5.5 million HIPAA settlement with a Florida-based healthcare system for breaches related to unauthorized employee access to more than 100,000 patients' information in a case that subsequently led to federal criminal charges.
The uptick of ransomware and other cyberattacks in the healthcare sector has prompted healthcare provider RWJBarnabas Health to make a number of important moves to help prevent, detect and respond to breaches, says CISO Hussein Syed.