"Organizations have to be able to develop their security plans that really talk to their specific mission," National Institute of Standards and Technology's Ron Ross says. "The overlay concept is introduced to allow that specialization."
Providers of technologies employees acquire through unconventional channels that could bypass their employers' supply-chain controls are known as "shadow suppliers." Here's why you should care about them.
Ronald Sanders says it isn't easy to answer the question of whether the information security field should be professionalized. The former human capital officer at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence explains why.
Malware attacks against retailers are becoming more common. Many breaches linked to these attacks could be prevented, experts say, if merchants took more steps to lock down networks and point-of-sale devices.
CERT Technical Manager Dawn Cappelli tells a tale of how three individuals, who unexpectedly quit their jobs at a law firm, used a free cloud service to sabotage files containing proprietary client information from their former employer.
A key difference between state-sponsored espionage and organized criminals or hacktivists is the level of persistence and determination to break through defenses. Here's advice from security experts on defending against nation-state attacks.
The biggest lesson banking institutions can learn from this week's reported $45 million global cyberheist: Old attacks always return. Learn why thwarting these coordinated fraud schemes is challenging.
Payment data and personal information are both attractive targets for criminals, says breach investigator Erin Nealy Cox of forensics firm Stroz Friedberg. Learn why she says card data isn't the only lucrative target.