Russian authorities have reportedly arrested a man believed to be the author of the Blackhole exploit kit, widely used by cybercriminals to exploit vulnerabilities in Web browsers and other software to infect user computers with malware.
Organizations in all sectors should take steps now to avoid security and operational risks associated with Microsoft's plans to discontinue support of the Windows XP operating system next year, security experts say.
Randy Trzeciak and his CERT Insider Threat Center colleagues are working to broaden the definition of the insider threat to incorporate not just the risk to information and IT but to facilities and people, too.
Mitigating card risks associated with retail malware attacks and POS vulnerabilities is a focus of updates to the PCI Data Security Standard, say Bob Russo and Troy Leach of the PCI Security Standards Council.
Version 3.0 of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, to be released later this year, will include a focus on the standardization of compliance assessments, says Bob Russo of the PCI Security Standards Council.
Termination of an employee after a breach should be reserved for repeat offenders, individuals who show a total disregard for the rules, those who seek to harm another or the most egregious incidents, security expert Mac McMillan contends.
Organizations incorporating social media into their daily operations tend to have gaps in policies, and key aspects are often an afterthought, says attorney David Adler, who pinpoints areas to address.