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.
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.
Federal prosecutors have charged eight individuals in a massive cybercrime operation that involved hacking into payment card processors' networks, manipulating prepaid debit cards and withdrawing $45 million from ATMs worldwide.
A recent spear-phishing attack involving a Trojan designed to target Android devices offers an important reminder of the emerging threat of mobile malware, says Kaspersky Lab researcher Kurt Baumgartner.
A Defense Department report to Congress says China could use the targeted information to benefit its defense and high-technology industries as well as give Chinese policymakers a clear picture of U.S. leadership thinking on key China issues.
If the hacking community judges the planned OpUSA cyber-attack a success, it could spur more nefarious actors to try more vicious disruptions of U.S. websites, a Department of Homeland Security alert says.
Intel Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer Malcolm Harkins sees having one leader who handles IT security and privacy responsibilities as essential. "At the end of the day," he says, "there's a level of common objectives."