Ransomware attacks are getting more agile, varied and widespread, and are increasingly taking aim at businesses of all sizes in all sectors, rather than consumers. That's why employee education is so critical.
Weaponized roller coasters? Kidnappers hacking babycams? Forget over-the-top "CSI: Cyber" hacking plots. The hackers behind the Rogers ISP breach, in their quest for bitcoins, claim they wielded nothing more serious than a telephone call.
Security leaders expect the new Union budget to give a needed boost to cybersecurity education, as well as increased investment in critical infrastructure, biometrics and surveillance to fight cybercrime.
The Hong Kong regional headquarters of (ISC)Â² is collaborating with universities across Asia through its Global Academic Program to deliver essential skills to help grow the information security workforce.
As cybercrime grows, Section 66A of India's IT Act is under scrutiny of the court, government and security leaders. Some experts say it requires amendments to ensure correct interpretation and implementation.
Prime Minister David Cameron has cited televised crime dramas to justify his push to expand Britain's surveillance laws and collect bulk Internet and mobile usage data. But does cop show fiction square with surveillance fact?
Starting in April, Singapore plans to have a dedicated and centralized cybersecurity agency. But experts question whether the agency can take a holistic approach and effectively coordinate with industry.
India currently has 22,000 information security professionals, but needs 800,000 by 2020. Can the government's scheme bring in the necessary skills? What is the risk to business if these roles aren't filled?
The Telangana state government has initiated discussions to launch a unique cybersecurity training programme for creating jobs in the state. What key elements must this programme include to be successful?
Amidst a global information security staffing crisis, India must focus on developing more practitioners with deep technical skills. This is the practical advice from Hord Tipton, out-going director of (ISC)Â².
The latest entrant into the password "hall of shame" is Sony Pictures Entertainment. As the ongoing dumps of Sony data by Guardians of Peace highlight, Sony apparently stored unencrypted passwords with inadequate access controls.