Jeh Johnson, at his confirmation hearing to be the next Homeland Security secretary, pledges to fix internal cybersecurity problems at DHS before seeking further authority to have the department help other agencies get their IT security houses in order.
New payment card security standards issued by the PCI Council include a number of improvements, plus some glaring omissions, such as requirements for mobile, security experts say. What are their chief concerns?
New requirements to mitigate payment card risks posed by third parties, such as cloud providers and payment processors, are a focal point of the PCI Security Standards Council's updated data security standard.
For years, researchers have studied malicious insider threats. But how can organizations protect themselves from insiders who make a mistake or are taken advantage of in a way that puts the organization at risk?
Using "synthetic identities" to commit fraud is becoming easier, but it's increasingly difficult for organizations to detect this type of deception, says Claudel Chery of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
Rather than waiting until they're a breach victim, organizations should reach out to law enforcement officials to develop a good working relationship in battling cybercrimes, federal prosecutor Erez Liebermann says.
The average insider scheme lasts 32 months before it's detected, says threat researcher Jason Clark, who suggests using a combination of the right technologies and the right processes is the key to improving detection.