The FFIEC has issued an alert calling on financial institutions to take specific risk mitigation steps in light of an increase in the frequency and severity of cyberattacks involving extortion. Fraud experts applaud the move while offering additional recommendations.
The quantity and duration of distributed denial-of-service attacks continue to increase. The latest attacks are being launched via MySQL servers infected with Chikdos malware, as well as compromised Internet-connected CCTV systems, researchers say.
In this video interview, Mike Weber of Coalfire Labs discusses ways that healthcare organizations can develop strategies for easily sharing patient data among clinical professionals using a variety of devices while protecting that data from attackers.
British police have arrested a third suspect in connection with the hack attack against telecommunications provider TalkTalk. Separately, Vodafone UK also issued an alert of a breach, which it traced to reused passwords.
The so-called 30-day cybersecurity sprint championed by Federal CIO Tony Scott has resulted in a strategy and implementation plan for federal government civilian agencies that focuses on a defense-in-depth approach to IT security.
Senate-approved legislation that would incentivize businesses to share cyber threat information with the government also would strengthen the Department of Homeland Security's oversight of civilian federal agencies in implementing cyber safeguards.
LifeLock says it has reached a tentative agreement on a settlement with the FTC regarding alleged information security shortcomings and other issues. It says it's also reached agreement on a proposed settlement of a related consumer class action lawsuit. The stock market reacted favorably to the announcements.
Too many companies lack an understanding of the business ramifications of cyber threats, says Juanita Koilpillai, president of the Digital Risk Management Institute. In a video interview, she describes why business owners and insurance companies must work together to develop modern cyber risk management programs.
In this first video of a four-part series, Chris Inglis, former deputy director at the NSA and current Chairman of the Securonix advisory board, sits down with Securonix CEO Sachin Nayyar for a candid conversation about cyber security strategy. How is the threat landscape changing? And how should companies defend...
In this second video of a four-part series, Chris Inglis, former NSA deputy director and current Securonix advisory board chair, joins Securonix CEO Sachin Nayyar to discuss the evolution of technological capabilities to defend organizations against increasingly complex cyber attacks.
In this third video of a four-part series, Chris Inglis, former NSA deputy director and current Securonix advisory board chair, sits down with Securonix CEO Sachin Nayyar to discuss today's insider threats.
The Senate on Oct. 27 passed the controversial Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015, which provides businesses with liability protections if they voluntarily share cyber threat information with each other and the federal government. The bill now must be reconciled with House measures approved earlier.