CISOs who want to keep more cyber-attacks from succeeding should focus on decreasing the half-life of vulnerabilities, which refers to the amount of time it takes half of all systems affected by a vulnerability to get patched. That's the advice from Qualys' Wolfgang Kandek.
Rand Corp.'s Martin Libicki sees circumstances in which a weaker economy could curtail Chinese cyber spying on U.S. companies. Then again, he says, the Chinese government could see spending money on hacking as an economic stimulus.
To help mitigate the risk that blackmail and extortion campaigns might target employees, employers' security teams must regularly review post-breach data dumps as well ramp up enforcement of their corporate security policies, says Stephen Coty of Alert Logic.
Extortionists and "free agent" rogue insiders have emerged as the top two most malicious cybercrime threats to banking institutions, says Gartner's Avivah Litan. How should institutions bolster their defenses?
Get over it. The OPM breach and the pilfering of top U.S. government officials' private emails, presumably by the Chinese government, are acceptable forms of spying. All nations with the technical means do it.
The Windows 10 Home edition being released by Microsoft includes on-by-default cloud services that may pose "bring your own device" risks to organizations, F-Secure security expert Sean Sullivan warns.
In June 2012, restaurant chain Penn Station was among the first retailers hit by a POS breach linked to malware. Here, in an exclusive interview, President Craig Dunaway discusses the lasting impact of the breach.
The takedown of Gameover Zeus taught law enforcement and banks many lessons, including that Trojans are being used to steal corporate secrets, not just money, says Eward Driehuis of Fox-IT, which investigated the threat actors behind the Trojan.
Attributing who's behind cyberattacks is essential because it helps organizations build better defenses against future attacks, says Greg Kesner, former chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Data Intercept program.
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
"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.
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.
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.