Government regulation is key to minimizing the misuse of cryptocurrencies for cybercrime, says Brett Johnson, a former cybercriminal who now consults on crime prevention. But regulating cryptocurrencies is no easy task, he acknowledges. Johnson will keynote ISMG's Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit in Chicago.
About three dozen major health data breaches have been added to the federal tally in recent weeks, including a mix of hacking and unauthorized access/disclosure incidents. Here's an analysis of the latest statistics and the reasons behind the trends.
Human resources software developer PageUp says it doesn't appear that personal data exposed in a malware attack was actually removed from its systems. But it has also found authentication error logs that recorded incorrect login attempts from before 2007.
The anti-Kaspersky Lab rhetoric continues to heat up, with the European Parliament passing a motion that brands the Moscow-based firm's software as being "confirmed as malicious." In response, Kaspersky Lab has halted all work with European institutions, including Europol, pending clarification.
The FDA should consider some sort of measuring stick when assessing a vendor's cybersecurity culture to determine if it qualifies for the agency's proposed fast-path program for premarket approval of "software as a medical device" products, some industry stakeholders say.
The Department of Homeland Security has issued two more alerts about cyber vulnerabilities in certain medical devices. The stream of recent advisories is helping to draw more attention to the importance of addressing device security. But healthcare providers face the challenge of tracking and mitigating all risks.
Identity management is becoming increasingly important in this era where massive data breaches and credential harvesting are a regular occurrence. To make matters worse, mobility and cloud have increased the attack surface. Businesses that have unreasonable expectations from users on access hygiene and rely on...
Experian is transforming from a credit reporting agency to a customer-driven data services company, and at the heart of all its services lies the need for secure, user-friendly authentication at every stage of the employee and customer experience. That's no small task, and they had to start with an established...
Congress is considering how to help beef up the healthcare sector's preparedness and response to cyber threats. But why is there so much confusion about the role of the Department of Health and Human Services?
File-less malware is a huge security challenge for organizations today, and traditional email security controls aren't sufficient to meet the challenge. It's time for a new approach email security.
The big issue is: The malicious payloads shift so much. It's really easy to do 100 variants of the same malicious...
Large data breaches make headlines, trigger stock price slips and often lead to executives getting fired. But security consultant Eric Pinkerton's study of breached businesses - including Ashley Madison, Equifax and Uber - finds that many organizations not only recover from breaches, but end up thriving.
File-less malware is a huge security challenge for organizations today, and traditional email security controls aren't sufficient to meet the challenge. Burke Long of Lastline offers insight on a new way to approach email security.
One of the biggest challenges to effectively stopping breaches lies in sifting through vast amounts of data to find the proverbial "needle in the haystack" — the subtle clues that indicate an attack is imminent or underway. As modern computer systems generate billions of events daily, the amount of data to...
Where to invest next: Identifying the people, processes and technology you need for an effective cybersecurity strategy
Building your organization's cybersecurity maturity doesn't happen overnight. It takes time and thought to adequately assess all the factors that go into creating and implementing an effective...