The Black Hat conference features presentations that have already led to very public warnings about remotely hackable flaws in everything from Jeep Cherokees and Linux-powered rifles to Android mobile devices and Mac OS X.
After hosting the ISACA Mumbai Chapter Conference back in 2013, I was asked again this year, and didn't think twice. Here are some of my observations from two days of talking security with key thought-leaders.
The Government of India will restore an amended version of the IT Act's section 66A, which the Supreme Court struck down in March. Cyber law experts welcome the move, suggesting new provisions for consideration.
"Defend everything" is not working. And as attacks get more sophisticated, attackers are innovating in ways that challenge organizations shackled by legacy security strategies, says FireEye's Bryce Boland.
Georgia Tech researchers are attempting to develop new processes and technologies to more easily detect malware. The goal, researcher Wenke Lee explains, is to find an effective way to identify and expunge advanced persistent threats
The toolbar distributed by Chinese-language search engine Baidu is being targeted by opportunistic attackers and used to exfiltrate corporate secrets, warns Rob Eggebrecht, president and CEO of the security firm InteliSecure.
Mergers and acquisitions, such as two pending mega-deals in the health insurance sector, pose security and privacy risks that need to be addressed before the transactions are completed, during the integration process and over the long haul.
The FBI says numerous financial services firms continue to face DDoS and stolen-data-dump threats from supposed hackers. Security experts say the only effective and sustainable defense is preparation - not payoffs.
An NSA map that shows nearly 700 cyber-assaults on computers at American military installations, government agencies, businesses and educational institutions raises the question of whether the e-spy agency should have shared some of that information.
In the face of new cyber-attacks, enterprises must deploy new security intelligence platforms with analytics to gain greater visibility and reduce incident response time, says LogRhythm's Taylor-Mountford.
Attributing the Anthem, OPM and other breaches to specific attackers might be useful for government-level diplomatic efforts. But organizations must prioritize blocking all types of espionage and cybercrime attacks, says Symantec's Vikram Thakur.
The prices for stolen payment card data and other cybercrime products and services on Russian underground forums continue to fall. But the cybercrime ecosystem is more automated, effective and robust than ever, Trend Micro reports.