After complaints from merchants and an update from the Fed, Visa has modified debit routing rules, noting that merchants can route U.S. EMV debit transactions through any of more than a dozen available networks, and not just Visa's. The move could have implications for chip-and-PIN use.
Former Bush and Obama cyber adviser Melissa Hathaway says that over the past decade, more than 100 recommendations on improving government cybersecurity have been made but mostly ignored. Now the cybersecurity executive order signed by President Donald Trump will add dozens of new reports in 14 areas.
Several recent health data security incidents serve as reminders of why healthcare entities need to stay focused on efforts to prevent and detect insider breaches, even as attention is diverted by headlines about hacker attacks.
Life after WannaCry: Already, other cybercrime gangs appear to be jumping on the SMB-targeting bandwagon, including the operators behind Uiwix ransomware. Thankfully, security experts say, these attacks pose scant risk.
Reporting software vulnerabilities can be legally dicey, particularly if the affected company has not previously had contact with computer security researchers. A Sydney consultant recently experienced both ends of the spectrum while investigating building management software.