Visa has agreed to increase the reimbursement paid to banking institutions that must reissue cards in the wake of a merchant breach. Now the smaller card issuers, such as community banks, are getting paid the most.
Facebook dismisses reports that a brief Jan. 26 outage was triggered by either U.S. blizzard conditions or the hacking group Lizard Squad. The social network blames the hour-long outage on an internal, technical problem.
New comments from the CEO of Sony Pictures about the film studio's response in the aftermath of a massive cyber-attack highlight the need for all organizations to ensure their business continuity plans specifically address cyber-attack risks.
Once a file enters the network, we often lack the tools to monitor the file's behavior. In essence, using the point-in-time model, the security professional cannot retry the file for guilt or innocence.
The latest entrant into the password "hall of shame" is Sony Pictures Entertainment. As the ongoing dumps of Sony data by Guardians of Peace highlight, Sony apparently stored unencrypted passwords with inadequate access controls.
Sophisticated threats require advanced threat protection. A threat-focused next-generation firewall must adhere to three strategic imperatives. Learn how these imperatives improve defense against advanced threats.
White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel is under fire for perceived 'bragging' about his lack of technical expertise. But was Daniel, in fact, bragging? And is he off base in saying his job doesn't require deep technical experience?
A security expert and average consumers respond differently to the eBay breach. As most customers retain a high degree of faith in online merchant security, the expert believes eBay committed a serious sin in its lack of strong authentication.
"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.
As Congressional leaders look for answers about why U.S. card security is failing, there hasn't been enough discussion surround why EMV can't easily fix our system. And the card brands have been conspicuously absent from the debate.