DDoS attacks are easy to launch yet difficult to defend against. Margee Abrams of Neustar discusses the state of DDoS and how organizations can best defend against today's potentially damaging attacks.
RSA Conference 2015 is expected to be the biggest gathering in the event's history. What's new at this year's event, and how can attendees get the most out of it? Program chair Hugh Thompson shares tips.
New, advanced point-of-sale malware dubbed "Poseidon" can exfiltrate card data directly from every infected device. And security experts warn that too many retailers fail to test POS devices and segment networks to mitigate all malware threats.
The privacy profession is evolving rapidly, and security leaders increasingly need to understand the unique demands and responsibilities that come with protecting privacy. But where do they gain this insight?
The Target breach was the hot topic for many RSA 2014 attendees, but Gartner's Avivah Litan was already talking about the next Target - a UK retailer that may have suffered a similar hack, exposing payment card data.
The cybersecurity framework, the package of best IT security practices issued in mid-February, isn't set in stone, but will evolve in the coming weeks, months and years, says the framework's point man, Adam Sedgewick.
Troy Leach of the PCI Security Standards Council says data security standards are not failing; they just aren't being applied continuously. And conformance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard is just one piece of the puzzle.
Most organizations have yet to realize the cybersecurity benefits of big data analytics, says Russell Thomas of Zions Bank. He explains steps the pioneering bank is taking to revolutionize its big data operations.
White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel says the toughest international cybersecurity challenge facing the Obama administration is getting cooperation in coordinating responses to online crime.
Security experts advise banking institutions to take several steps, including enhancing authentication and ramping up commercial customer education, as a result of an increase in sophisticated online banking attacks involving a new variant of Dyre malware.
Art Coviello is retiring after 20 years with RSA. How does the company chairman size up the state of information security? "Precarious at best." Hear his top concerns and his advice to the next generation of security leaders.