President Obama faces a dilemma in deciding whether to prohibit the National Security Agency from tinkering with encryption as one way to collect intelligence data from adversaries who threaten to harm America.
In a speech revealing new limits on the way intelligence agencies collect telephone metadata, President Obama also announced a comprehensive review of how government and business are confronting the challenges inherent in big data.
From new malware to the Target breach, cyber-attacks reached an all-time high in 2013, says Cisco's Annual Security Report. Cyberthreat expert Levi Gundert tells how organizations can regain the advantage in 2014.
First Target, then Neiman Marcus; who's next? And while banking institutions await the next attack, how should they respond to customers' anxious questions about this latest round of high-profile retail data breaches?
Target Corp. is providing $5 million to help fund an effort to educate consumers about the risks of cybercrime. Meanwhile, a group of House Democrats had called for a hearing about the retailer's breach, while two senators have demanded details.
While news of the NSA's data collection caught many off guard, it's just another example of the U.S. culture of surveillance, says sociologist William Staples, author of the book "Everyday Surveillance."
Georgia Tech researchers are working on a way to profile devices along the supply chain to identify whether they've been compromised, says Paul Royal, associate director of the Georgia Tech Information Security Center.
Training that's designed to help workers avoid clicking on links from spear-phishing e-mails may be ineffective because employees often fail to read training materials, says Eric Johnson, a Vanderbilt University professor who's co-author of a new study on the subject.
Big data is a hot item on every banking institution's security agenda, says Gartner analyst Avivah Litan. Here she explains why mid-sized institutions are in the best position to implement new technology.
As a result of high-profile breaches, such as the Target incident, security is increasingly a board issue. What are the key topics security leaders should prepare to discuss in 2014? Alan Brill of Kroll offers his forecast.