Tracing bitcoin transactions, some security experts suspect multiple gangs have each amassed more than $1 billion, making them the equivalent of "unicorns" - a term venture capitalists apply to extremely successful startup firms. In case there was any doubt, cybercrime really does pay.
To help train more cybersecurity professionals, academia must work with business and government to find enough qualified trainers and educators, says George Washington University Professor Diana Burley.
The HHS Office for Civil Rights will dramatically ramp up its HIPAA enforcement activities in 2016, fueled by a financial infusion from recent fines in HIPAA cases, predicts privacy attorney David Holtzman of CyngergisTek, a former OCR senior adviser.
As the cyberthreats facing the healthcare sector grow ever more sophisticated, CIO John Halamka, M.D., says organizations must launch aggressive security initiatives, including investing in analytics to improve breach detection, plus two other critical steps.
Security experts are warning that Internet-connected devices - including toys - should be treated as insecure and untrusted until proven otherwise. Have our collective information security shortcomings ever been more seasonally appropriate - or scarier?
Ireland's Cyber Crime Conference in Dublin drew a capacity crowd for a full day of security briefings, networking, hotly contested capture-the-flag and secure-coding challenges, as well as a chance to sharpen one's lock-picking skills.
Too many security awareness and education programs fail because they're boring, says Lance Spitzner, research and community director for the SANS Institute's "Securing the Human" program. Read his suggested fixes.
NICE's Rodney Petersen sees too many government agencies and businesses using old-school methods to identify and recruit IT security professionals. Consequently, they often fail to build their cybersecurity staffs.
Despite near-constant warnings from law enforcement officials and the information security community, too many organizations still aren't taking security seriously, experts warned at the Irish Cyber Crime Conference in Dublin.
The annual Black Hat Europe conference this year once again brought together numerous information security aficionados in Amsterdam for the latest training and security insights. Here are visual highlights from the conference.
Here's how police and intelligence officials in Europe and the United States are collaborating to identify and disrupt the network of people that planned, supported and launched the Nov. 13 terror attacks in Paris.