A report exploring how some organizations have been stockpiling bitcoins to use to pay off attackers if, or when, they become victimized by ransomware attacks leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report.
The process of managing software vulnerabilities inside the enterprise is complicated by the sheer number of patches that must be assessed, applied, tested and rolled out, says Wolfgang Kandek of Qualys, who offers suggestions on how to better focus those efforts.
Many organizations take months or years to discover they've been victimized by breaches because they lack experienced cybersecurity personnel, says employment researcher David Foote. The "maturing of the workforce" will take considerable time, he says in an interview.
Security spending - as a percentage of IT budgets - in recent years has been getting out of hand, says Chris Richter of Level 3 Communications, who offers suggestions for how to better keep costs under control.
Hear ISMG editors untangle the various elements in the Shadow Brokers-Equation Group saga, evaluate a new anti-ransomware tool and reflect on the 10th anniversary of the PCI Security Standards Council in this edition of the ISMG Security Report.
Sam Lodhi, director at niche services firm IBRS, speaks about adapting biological cybernetics to help management understand information security risk better and how cybernetics can be applied to other verticals.
As new schemes from hackers get more disruptive and harmful, it is critical to scale up defences, disrupt these attacks and make your organization a lesser target. Alex Holden, founder and CISO of Hold Security, tells how.
A lesson from down under: A report on unintentionally creating a distributed-denial-of-service attack aimed at oneself highlights the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, a report on interpreting HIPAA privacy standards more stringently.
The FBI is investigating the compromise of the DNC and related party organizations. The big question is whether the FBI will be able to definitively attribute the various hacks to Russia. Former special agent Leo Taddeo offers investigatory insights.
Colin McKinty of security firm BAE Systems - hired by SWIFT in the wake of the $81 million heist from the Bank of Bangladesh - explains why BAE now believes the malware used in the SWIFT-related attacks is not unique.
A report on FBI Director James Comey seeking to reopen the debate over creating for law enforcement a bypass to encryption on mobile devices is among the stories featured in the latest ISMG Security Report.
The next president of the United States should establish a cabinet position focused on cybersecurity, and Congress should create a more focused approach to funding and authorizing IT security initiatives, says Larry Clinton, who heads the Internet Security Alliance.