Health insurer Anthem, the victim of a massive hacker attack, failed in its effort to persuade a court to allow it to inspect certain customers' computers to help it fight a class-action lawsuit tied to the breach. Why did Anthem make the move? And what issues does it raise?
Revelation of 321 attempts to place ransomware on federal government computers in the second half of last year raises a number of questions about the effectiveness of the Einstein intrusion detection and prevention system as well as how the government responds to such attacks.
PCI DSS 3.1 is scheduled to become effective as of June 30, 2016, and with that comes several changes - and challenges for security professionals. In an interview, Dell's Tim Brown discusses why network security is instrumental to ultimately meeting PCI DSS 3.1.
The PCI Security Standards Council envisions a single, globally-unified data security standard. Now that the European Card Payment Association is a strategic regional member, that goal is significantly closer, says Jeremy King, the council's international director.
The PCI Security Standards Council will soon release an update to its PCI Data Security Standard, requiring the use of multifactor authentication for administrators who have access to card data networks. In an interview, the council's Troy Leach explains the new requirements and compliance expectations.
A lawsuit filed against security firm Trustwave is raising questions about "PCI Professional Forensic Investigators" and how they are monitored by the PCI Security Standards Council. But experts say the onus is on companies, not the council, to ensure their security practices are adequate.
In the largest monetary award obtained by the FTC in an enforcement action, LifeLock has agreed to pay $100 million to settle a case that, in part, stemmed from the identity protection company failing to establish and maintain an information security program to protect customers' personally identifiable information.
In the age of payment card breaches, PCI compliance is a top priority for merchants and organizations that process electronic payments. But what difference does it make when its PCI compliance in the cloud? Steve Neville of Trend Micro shares insight.
Even though the U.S. is migrating to the EMV chip, Visa is still stressing the need for merchants to comply with the PCI Data Security Standard, says Eduardo Perez, the card brand's senior vice president of payment risk, in this video interview.
The recent data breach at U.K.-based telecom company TalkTalk illustrates that breach risk mitigation is a critical issue worldwide. PCI's Jeremy King, who will be a featured speaker at ISMG's Fraud Summit London on Oct. 27, explains why European data security is getting more scrutiny.
If the Chinese government hacked the U.S. Office of Personnel Management for espionage purposes, then the U.S. government's $133 million contract to provide ID theft monitoring services is a waste of money. Instead, the agency could have used the funds to safeguard its systems against future attacks.
Policymakers must consider three factors before imposing sanctions in retaliation for state-backed hacks: Confidence in its attribution of responsibility, the impact of the incident and the levers of national power at a state's disposal.
Prosecutors love to tell judges that sentences for hackers and cybercriminals must be strong enough to deter future such crimes. But as the case of Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht shows, they've failed to make the case for deterrence.
Five best practices noted in version 3.0 of the PCI Data Security Standard will become requirements after June 30, with remote access and third-party risks the key focus - particularly for smaller merchants.