MasterCard is testing a smartphone app that lets users approve online transactions using facial recognition, via the equivalent of taking a selfie. But could such technology be spoofed, and will it reduce card fraud?
An unconfirmed post-breach report for bitcoin exchange Bitstamp shows the organization was targeted by a sustained attack that combined phishing via email and Skype with macro malware to successfully steal almost 19,000 bitcoins, worth $5 million.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has kicked off the Digital India Week with the launch of the DigiLocker data storage initiative for citizens. What are preliminary reactions from the security community?
The FFIEC has released its much-anticipated Cybersecurity Assessment Tool. Hear why banking regulator Tim Segerson believes the tool is expected to be rolled into regulatory examinations by summer of 2016.
Cisco announced plans to pay $635 million to purchase cloud security firm OpenDNS to better secure the "Internet of Everything." OpenDNS says the acquisition will leave its products and personnel intact.
India's booming Internet economy and the necessity and pace of enabling digital business is finding Indian organizations at a loss when it comes to secure development says Ashish Tandon, CEO Indusface.
Would encryption, two-factor authentication and other measures stop a determined adversary from stealing millions of U.S. government personnel files? No, a former CIA CISO says. Read how Robert Bigman would defend against OPM-style cyber-attacks.
Following its mega-breach, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management suspends use of its online background check application system, citing a vulnerability. Also, the agency now faces a breach-related lawsuit filed on behalf of federal workers.
The Data Security Council of India has confirmed the appointment of Nandkumar Saravade as its new Chief Executive Officer. What is Saravade's immediate agenda, and how is this announcement being received?
Just how bad is the U.S. Office of Personnel Management breach? Consider that spies may now have access to every secret - sexual, financial, familial, medical - shared by personnel seeking security clearances to access classified U.S. information.
China is the "leading suspect" behind the OPM breach, says Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who adds that until the U.S. can meaningfully deter such attacks, it must focus on getting better at defense, not retribution.
Big data analytics may be new to some healthcare organizations, but there are plenty of lessons to be learned from successful deployments. Rick Gamache of Red Sky Alliance shares some of these key lessons.