Faced with a vulnerability that exposes Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser to a zero-day exploit involved in recent targeted attacks, CISOs need to take prompt action, security specialists say. Learn the steps they recommend.
The recent Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report notes more than 16,000 incidents in the past year where sensitive information was unintentionally exposed. "Nearly every incident involves some element of human error," the report notes.
The fact that the U.S. federal government would, under some circumstances, exploit software vulnerabilities to attack cyber-adversaries didn't perturb a number of IT security providers attending the 2014 Infosecurity Europe conference in London.
Following news of a serious zero-day exploit impacting several versions of Internet Explorer, the Department of Homeland Security is urging the use of other Web browsers until the issue has been remediated.
With the news that several large technology companies are going to assist in funding critical open source projects such as OpenSSL following the Heartbleed exploit, security experts weigh in on the move.
Following a data breach, sensitive information, including credit card data, is often sold through the underground economy. Security experts discuss why it's so difficult to shut down online criminal forums.
Industry analysts are debating why it took retailer Michaels nearly three months to confirm a breach of its point-of-sale network, and they're asking if the breach is linked to others, including those at Target and Neiman Marcus.
Verizon's latest annual breach report shows that Web application attacks increased more than malware-fueled point-of-sale intrusions in 2013, says analyst Dave Ostertag, who provides an overview of the report's findings.
Two weeks after the launch of Heartbleed.com, traffic to the site remains strong and tweets still flow at a brisk pace. Site creator Codenomicon is helping IT practitioners to mitigate the OpenSSL flaw - and attracting customers, too.
Within one day of the disclosure of the flaw known as Heartbleed, an attacker posing as an authorized user broke into a corporate computer system, exploiting the vulnerability in the OpenSSL protocol, the breach detection firm Mandiant says.