Even with the uptake of cloud services, many large enterprises still hold data on mainframes, says Philip MacLochlainn of IBM. But the diversity of computing environments around mainframes is rapidly changing, which increases the risk of data breaches, he explains.
Ahead of the release of Edward Snowden's memoirs chronicling his decision to bring illegal "big data" domestic U.S. surveillance programs to light, a former NSA intelligence specialist points out that the U.S. still lacks a whistleblowing law to protect intelligence workers who spot illegal activity.
Because banks, fintech firms, merchants and payments processors in the EU have struggled to meet the Sept. 14 deadline for compliance with the new PSD2 "strong customer authentication" requirements for electronic payments, it may take a while for European consumers to notice authentication changes.
Cybercriminals are "upping their game" by stealing and then auctioning off on the dark web administrative access credentials to healthcare organizations' clinician and patient portals, says Etay Maor of IntSights.
Three weeks after a ransomware attack slammed 22 Texas municipalities' systems, state officials say more than half of the cities have returned to normal operations and the rest have advanced to system restoration. Meanwhile, officials have shared lessons learned for managed service providers and customers.
Paige A. Thompson, who prosecutors allege hacked into Capital One's network to access millions of credit card applications, has pleaded not guilty to federal computer crime charges. Her tentative trial date is Nov. 4.
With widespread use of Active Directory across industries and organizations of all sizes, it is frequently a target for bad actors who can use a cracking dictionary or exposed credentials to gain unauthorized access to an employee's account.
Facebook has confirmed that unprotected databases containing more than 419 million users' phone numbers contained data scraped from the social network. TechCrunch, which first reported on the development, says many of the exposed phone numbers can be tied to Facebook IDs and remain accurate.
Cyber defense is no longer about staying a step ahead - it's about trying to remain no further than a step behind the adversaries, says Moshe Ishai of HolistiCyber, who shares insights on how to regain an advantage.
Deploying deception technology can give organizations a leg up when it comes to more quickly spotting and responding to data breaches, provided they configure and utilize the technology appropriately, says Rocco Grillo of the consultancy Alvarez & Marsal.
Nation-state actors, cybercriminals, hacktivists - each of these adversaries poses threats to enterprises. But how can organizations prioritize the threats and respond based on business risks? Craig Harber of Fidelis Cybersecurity discusses advanced threats and how to raise the bar on response.
Providence Health Plan says some of its members were among the nearly 3 million individuals affected by a data breach revealed by health plan administrator Dominion National in June. What lessons are emerging from that security incident and others involving third parties?
What role does security play in an enterprise's digital transformation? ISMG and Nominet recently raised this question to a group of security leaders in Las Vegas. The answers were eye-opening. Stuart Reed of Nominet shares his reaction to the roundtable discussion.