When IT veteran Branden Spikes founded his own company devoted to isolating browsers from attacks, he thought building the technology would be the top challenge. The venture capital community proved him wrong.
The CEO of Bit9 speaks from experience: His firm was hacked, sensitive data stolen and customers put at risk. And what's happened since represents his mission to fend off attackers, even as they refine their hacks.
Security leaders expect the new Union budget to give a needed boost to cybersecurity education, as well as increased investment in critical infrastructure, biometrics and surveillance to fight cybercrime.
With white-hat security researchers gaining increasing mainstream recognition, hacking as a vocation is no longer taboo - and Indian researchers are flocking to the profession, says HackerOne's Katie Moussouris
Attacks are larger, adversaries more diverse, and damage is broader. These are characteristics of today's DDoS attacks, and organizations need a new approach to protection, says Verisign's Ramakant Pandrangi.
In an exclusive interview, Sergey Golonvanov, a threat researcher at Kaspersky Lab, offers insights about the Russian cybercrime ring that over the weekend made headlines for defrauding banks of up to $1 billion.
Mega-breaches, including the recent hacking attack on Anthem Inc. always result in an uptick of interest in cyber-insurance, but determining how much coverage to buy is an ongoing challenge, says data privacy attorney Marc Voses.
A new federal cyberthreat intelligence center could help the government build more resilient networks and better identify cyber-attackers, leading to arrests and punishments, says Harry Raduege, a former top Defense Department IT leader.
The Anthem breach, which possibly started with a phishing campaign, is a prime example of how hackers are perfecting their schemes to target key employees who have access to valued information, says Dave Jevans of the Anti-Phishing Working Group.
As hack attacks, such as the breach of Anthem Inc., become more common, it's more critical than ever for organizations to carry out an "adaptive defense model" to protect sensitive information, says Dave Merkel, chief technology officer at FireEye.
As a result of the explosive growth in worldwide use of smart phones, mobile malware will play a much bigger role in fraud this year, predicts Daniel Cohen, a threat researcher for RSA, which just released its 2014 Cybercrime Roundup report.
Target is the high-profile example, but many organizations have been breached through third-party vulnerabilities. Where are the security gaps, and how can they be filled. BitSight's Stephen Boyer offers insight.
Visa executive Kimberly Lawrence contends that the ongoing U.S. migration to EMV is progressing more rapidly than in other markets that have made the transition, requiring outside-the-box rules for debit transactions and cardholder verification.
Recognizing the behavior of an intruder, rather than relying on digital signatures, will prove to be a better way to prevent hackers from pilfering data and creating havoc in IT systems, says Radware CEO Roy Zisapel.