A Hollywood hospital acknowledges paying ransom to unlock data seized by attackers. But while experts generally caution against paying extortionists, some organizations do indeed fold under the pressure to get their critical data back quickly.
Even as the demand for security professionals grows, the outflow of practitioners from the profession is greater than the influx of fresh blood, says (ISC)Â² CEO David Shearer. How can this trend be effectively addressed?
The trend across industries is that automation results in a drastic reduction of operational job roles, even as it brings in economies of efficiency. What then does automation in security mean for the profession?
"We never negotiate" might be the expectation whenever law enforcement or government agencies get targeted by criminals or even "cyberterrorists." But outside Hollywood, the reality too often turns out to be far less rigid.
Mobility and IoT are acknowledged by security practitioners to be a whole different beast when it comes to management. MetricStream's French Caldwell says that GRC likewise needs to change its paradigm to accommodate this disruption.
As the federal government moves forward with a long list of endeavors - including a "moonshot to end cancer" - focused on boosting medical innovations, it's critical that patient privacy and data security stay top of mind.
Cybercriminals are in mourning after the shocking announcement from Oracle that it will deep-six its beloved Java Web browser plug-in technology, owing to browser makers failing to support "standards based" plug-ins.
It's time to start to think about the cybersecurity agenda for the 45th president of the United States, who takes office a year from this week. What's on your list of cybersecurity challenges the next president must tackle?
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.
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?