Five best practices noted in version 3.0 of the PCI Data Security Standard will become requirements after June 30, with remote access and third-party risks the key focus - particularly for smaller merchants.
Vendors' and software makers' over-reliance on security messages and warnings has left users habituated to them, thus rendering such alerts less effective or even worthless, warns cybersecurity expert Alan Woodward.
To entice more women, as well as men, to enter information security professions, researcher Lysa Myers says the industry needs to kill its boring image and better communicate the full array of opportunities available and the skills that are in demand.
It's no surprise that virus-wielding hackers are exploiting Internet of Things devices. Blame too many device manufacturers rushing products to market, skimping on secure development practices and failing to audit the third-party code they use.
This year's Infosecurity Europe conference in London is offering a top-notch range of sessions, ranging from how to battle cybercrime and social engineering to building a better security culture and workforce. Here's my list of must-see sessions.
Britain's computer emergency response team - CERT-UK - reports that malware remains the dominant mode of online attack for cybercriminals, and Zeus their most preferred tool of choice. But the team is promoting a free information-alert service to help.
While the "Logjam" vulnerability raises serious concerns, there's no need to rush related patches into place, according to several information security experts. Learn the key issues, and how organizations must respond
Because healthcare organizations are juggling so many information security, privacy and regulatory demands, hiring individuals with key professional certifications who can help optimize limited resources is critical, says security expert Steven Penn.
In addition to providing training, healthcare organizations should consider implementing technology to help prevent user mistakes that can lead to breaches of protected health information, says Geoffrey Bibby of ZixCorp.
"Millions" of devices from numerous router manufacturers appear to use a third-party software component called NetUSB, which can be exploited to bypass authentication checks and remotely take control of the devices, security researchers warn.
Numerous websites, mail servers and other services - including virtual private networks as well as "all modern browsers" - have a 20-year-old flaw that could be exploited by an attacker, computer scientists warn.
An army of 40,000 small office/home office routers have been exploited by automated malware. But who's responsible for devices being vulnerable: vendors for using well-known defaults; or distributors and IT managers for not locking them down?