Put together, two IRS audits illustrate a major concern many security pros have about FISMA audits: They're checklists of whether organizations comply with regulations that require specific processes but do not determine if the processes are effective.
From PCs to tablets to smartphones, customers enter institutions from all electronic angles. And these new banking habits put new strains on traditional IT infrastructure. How can banks ensure security?
Foreign spy agencies have powerful incentives to hack U.S. government IT systems, and that won't change, experts say, as they react to suspected Chinese involvement in the breach of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration websites.
Organizations in all business sectors should take a series of steps to guard against "visual hacking," a low-tech method used to capture sensitive, confidential and private information for unauthorized use.
Microsoft has issued a patch to correct a critical vulnerability in Schannel, which encrypts transactions on most Windows platforms. The bug is "concerning" for organizations running the service, some experts say, comparing it to the Heartbleed flaw.
FireEye is warning Apple users about a flaw in which downloaded malicious apps can replace genuine iOS apps, an exploit the security firm is dubbing the "Masque Attack." Experts offer insights on mitigating the threat.
Troy Leach of the PCI Security Standards Council says log monitoring is an effective data breach detection tool that, unfortunately, not enough merchants put to use. He explains how upcoming PCI guidance could help with implementation.
U.S. and European law enforcement officials have arrested 17 alleged vendors and operators of illegal "Darknet" online marketplaces, shuttered 410 websites - including Silk Road 2.0 - and seized narcotics and $1 million in bitcoins.
A hotel booking website hack - resulting in stolen payment cards - triggers a regulator's warning that businesses still need to pay close attention to eliminating SQL injection vulnerabilities from their websites and emphasizing secure coding.
The developers of the Backoff point-of-sale malware that's infected more than 1,000 U.S. businesses have continued to refine their attack code, including encrypting communications and making the malware tougher to spot or eradicate, researchers say.
After 20 years in the Army and nearly that long as an information risk management leader at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Ron Ross says his career is still evolving. Find out what he plans to do next.
Amy McHugh, a former FDIC IT examination analyst, says banking regulators will soon scrutinize C-level executives and boards of directors to gauge their cybersecurity awareness in the wake of the FFIEC's pilot cyber-risk assessment program.