Indian enterprises must strengthen their capabilities to secure Digital India. To combat emerging threats, security leaders prescribe a self-regulatory approach, rather than one driven by compliance mandates.
Newly discovered breaches at E*Trade Financial and Dow Jones highlight hackers' increasing attempts to steal, sell and utilize personal information. Security experts describe PII's value for fraudsters and scammers and offer lessons learned from these and other incidents.
Dell's announcement that it plans to purchase storage maker EMC for a mind-boggling $67 billion does not make clear the fate of EMC's information security unit, RSA. Analysts believe Dell has not yet determined whether RSA fits into its long-term plans or should be sold or spun off.
Security researchers have demonstrated in a lab setting an information-stealing attack against Amazon Web Services users. But Amazon says its customers "using current software and following security best practices are not impacted by this situation."
Financial services firm E*Trade and publisher Dow Jones are separately warning their customers and subscribers that their personal information - and in some cases, payment card data - may have been compromised in a cyberattack campaign.
Potomac Institute's Melissa Hathaway suggests that Modi's Digital India should define security strategy in economic terms, and should include best practices from different nations to build a resilient cyber defense.
Three U.S. senators are demanding answers from Experian after it suffered a breach that exposed personal information for 15 million T-Mobile subscribers. They also have called for national breach notification and data security regulations.
Trend Micro's Q2 Security roundup report indicates that existing attack vectors are getting starker, even as cybercrime is getting more commoditized. Myla Pilao shares key insight on the landscape in the region.
Security experts discuss ways to protect a nation's critical infrastructure, including power, defense and transportation, against growing cyber threats. What methods do they suggest to mitigate emerging risks?
Security on the endpoint took a long time to move away from mere patching, hardening and anti-virus technologies. To fight advanced threats, experts say visibility on endpoints is being transformed by the advent of endpoint detection and response tools.
Prosecutors recommended that twin brothers Muneeb and Sohaib Akhter serve a six-year and a two-year sentence, respectively, after pleading guilty to hacking-related charges. But one of the men received a much lighter sentence.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor data sharing agreement is invalid because the United States has failed to safeguard Europeans' privacy rights. Legal experts say the judgment is a direct response to Edward Snowden's revelations.
As cyber threats rise, industry experts see an opportunity to involve government and private entities in building the capacity of security professionals through effective partnerships and cybersecurity clusters.
As a result of Experian's data breach, 15 million T-Mobile subscribers are at risk from phishing attacks and fraud. But it's not clear what more T-Mobile can do to protect breach victims, says security specialist Mark James.