Misconfigured firewalls aren't necessarily a result of technical issues. Often, there are business or staff issues that can be easily addressed to improve security. Jerry Skurla of FireMon explains how.
State-sponsored attacks are up significantly, so organizations need to rely on new, stronger controls to ward off advanced threats. John Gordineer of Dell SonicWALL discusses the role of next-generation firewalls.
Data breach notification legislation before Australia's parliament, if enacted, would add new dimensions to its privacy laws, perhaps influencing lawmakers elsewhere, privacy lawyer FranÃ§oise Gilbert says.
National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander declined to say that the agency would stop using contractors in top secret IT positions to prevent a leak such as the one that exposed NSA programs to collect metadata on American citizens.
Another organized cyber-attack and subsequent cash-out scheme illustrates increasing risks to the U.S. payments chain. One fraud expert says this trend "is of grave concern" for banking institutions and their accountholders.
The information security industry needs to hit rock bottom, says Akamai's Joshua Corman. And then - to truly improve information risk management - it needs to develop a new, adversarial view of the world.
Having the right log and access management tools in place - and not all tools are used by all agencies at all times - doesn't mean that the proper authorities are alerted in a timely manner to activities that could jeopardize the nation's security.
Financial fraud expert Joe Rogalski explains why card issuers are ultimately responsible for losses linked to ATM cash-out schemes, like the $45 million worldwide cyberheist that made headlines last month.