The UK Information Commissioner's Office says that neglecting to keep software security up to date and failing to encrypt online communications are among the top cybersecurity vulnerabilities at government and private-sector organizations.
To address new features and new threats, the National Institute of Standards and Technology has revised its guidance for transport layer protocol. Learn about the recommendations for protecting data during transmission.
Third-party risks and the Fed's plans for emerging payments will be highlighted at ISMG's Fraud Summit Chicago on May 14. How banking institutions and retailers are expected to respond to new risks posed by external parties will be a focus for our keynote panel.
Police have withdrawn their allegation that a man arrested for fraud in Georgetown, Texas, also may have been involved in the Target Corp. data breach last December that impacted millions of customers.
Leading this week's industry news roundup, FireEye has announced plans to acquire nPulse Technologies, which offers a network forensics solution, while CA Technologies joins the FIDO Alliance, which is developing authentication standards.
With a second House panel approving the USA Freedom Act, Congress moves a step closer to sending the president a bill to limit the government's bulk metadata collection program, the Center for Democracy and Technology's Harley Geiger says.
"Security as a business enabler" was the mantra echoing through the recently concluded 2014 Infosecurity Europe conference in London, a message that should have been heeded by top executives at retailer Target last year.
Banking institutions that are considering whether to accept virtual currencies, such as Bitcoin, must consider the risks involved, including money-laundering. Learn about the very latest Bitcoin developments.
Too many organizations have a device-centric BYOD policy that fails to look at big picture issues, including building a comprehensive strategy for protecting corporate information no matter how it's accessed, says Ian Evans of AirWatch.