Expect rebooted European Union data privacy rules to drive organizations worldwide to begin minimizing the amount of information they collect and store on individuals in 2016, both to protect privacy as well as minimize the impact of data breaches.
What are some of the unique challenges Indian leaders will face in 2016? Intel Security's Jagdish Mahapatra shares insight on threats, emerging technologies and what Indian security leaders must do to assert their influence on enterprise security strategy.
Boards of directors that figure out how to leverage cybersecurity as a strategic asset will give their organizations a strong competitive advantage, says Lance Hayden of Berkeley Research Group. "Security needs to be part of what the organization uses to competitively differentiate itself."
Qatar's national cybersecurity agenda is designed to ensure that security policies help businesses strike the right balance between security and economic growth, says Khalid Al Hashmi, a top official in the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology.
Improving breach detection and defenses involves much more than buying the latest technology, warns security expert Haroon Meer. "We keep moving on as we try to solve new, shiny problems, which we then half solve, but we still haven't completely solved problems that we knew about 20 years ago."
Four years after European criminals exploited EMV implementation vulnerabilities to steal an estimated $650,000, security experts say not all banks have adopted full fixes. But the payment card industry contends related mitigations are in place and working.
To ensure cybersecurity, a Parliamentary panel urged DeitY to relocate Internet servers for critical sectors to India. Security critics discuss the legal and security implications of hosting servers outside India and ways to protect data.
NIST is soliciting comments from stakeholders on whether its cybersecurity framework is helping organizations secure their information systems. Those observations could result in an update of the framework, NIST's Adam Sedgewick explains in this interview.
Adobe is warning Flash users to update their software immediately in the wake of zero-day attacks that can enable attackers to take full control of vulnerable systems. This year, Adobe has patched 316 bugs in Flash. Is it time for the plug-in to die?
A security researcher claims he's found an Internet-connected "leaky database" that is storing voter registration records for 191 million Americans. But who's apparently been leaving the information exposed?
As the US government enacts its Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, the question becomes: Is India ready for such legislation? What bottlenecks await, and how effectively are public and private players engaged to tackle info-sharing challenges?
India's cybersecurity efforts so far demonstrate a lack of coherent direction and strategic vision from the government. Unless leaders get their act together, this deficiency will hamper India's digital dreams.
Hyatt warns that it's the latest hotel chain to fall victim to POS malware. It's offered scant breach-related details, but lots of bromides about taking payment card security seriously and urging customers to keep paying by card.