CISA is warning that local K-12 school districts are increasingly under assault by cyberthreats targeting vulnerable networks that are disrupting physical and virtual education throughout the U.S. The top security problems include ransomware, Trojans and other malware as well as DDoS attacks.
An organization has successfully implemented a "zero trust" framework when it can achieve context-aware resolution of a risk, says Dr. Siva Sivasubramanian, CISO of SingTel Optus, an Australian telecommunications firm.
In the past decade, financial institutions have undergone a significant digital transformation - delivering new levels of customer convenience and services through online and mobile channels. However, this represents just the beginning of an even greater change.
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A report on the implications of failing to notify manufacturers of security flaws in their medical devices and a conversation with internet co-founder Vint Cerf highlight the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report.
After blaming a recent spate of bank robberies on banks' poor information security practices, SWIFT has changed its tune. Now it says it wants to help financial firms spot related fraud and better share information about unfolding threats.
With hack attacks continuing against banks, SWIFT must follow in the footsteps of other vendors - notably Microsoft - and begin offering detailed, prescriptive security guidance to its users, says Doug Gourlay of Skyport Systems.
Multiple hospitals from Hollywood to Germany have been hit recently by ransomware attacks. It's a reminder that no organization is immune to outbreaks of malware that's designed to forcibly encrypt all data stored on PCs and servers.
New electronic payment methods lead to huge security challenges. Experts suggest initiatives including deploying standard security controls at all levels, mandatory breach disclosure, and sharing best practices to secure gateways.
BankInfoSecurity announces its fourth annual list of top influencers, recognizing leaders who are playing significant roles in shaping the way banking institutions and financial services companies approach information security.
Fraud attempts will escalate, not diminish, as new threats and channels blossom in 2011. Growth in mobile banking and the use of social networks are expected to pose new security challenges, experts say.
Steve Elefant, CIO, Heartland Payment Systems
One theme repeated by every major Obama administration officials speaking RSA Conference 2010, the IT security conference held in early March in San Francisco, was the need for the government and business to work together to protect the nation's critical IT...