Sen. Mary Landrieu, facing a tough re-election campaign, is turning her position on a bill to strengthen DHS's cybersecurity workforce into campaign fodder to highlight her anti-Washington credentials with voters.
The arrests of more than 90 individuals for their alleged involvement in the use of BlackShades malware is a sign of progress in the global fight against cybercrime, but some experts question whether the crackdown will serve as a fraud deterrent.
A group of noted cryptographers, academics and business leaders will provide an independent assessment of the way the National Institute of Standards and Technology develops cryptographic standards and guidelines.
A multi-layered approach known as "context-aware security" is the most effective strategy for fighting both insider and external cyberthreats, says Gartner analyst Avivah Litan, who explains how this strategy works.
Conventional wisdom dictates that the high demand for IT security practitioner would cause salaries to rise, perhaps significantly. But a new study by SANS shows only a slight fattening of paychecks for many IT security professionals.
"Security as a business enabler" was the mantra echoing through the recently concluded 2014 Infosecurity Europe conference in London, a message that should have been heeded by top executives at retailer Target last year.
For too long, code writers have been measured on the features built into their applications - not the potential security vulnerabilities. It's time to change that perspective, says Maty Siman of Checkmarx.
Individuals resort to lying about themselves to protect their identities when accessing systems in today's imperfect cyber world, says Peter Tapling, president of Authentify, an out-of-band authentication service.
Microsoft has issued a fix for the Internet Explorer bug, including an update for Windows XP users. The update repairs a vulnerability in the browser that could allow hackers to gain control of a user's computer.
Organizations across all industry sectors understand the importance of information security. But turning security awareness into meaningful action - that's the challenge that many midsized entities face, says Sophos' Nick Bray.