Microsoft has issued a fix for the Internet Explorer bug, including an update for Windows XP users. The update repairs a vulnerability in the browser that could allow hackers to gain control of a user's computer.
Organizations across all industry sectors understand the importance of information security. But turning security awareness into meaningful action - that's the challenge that many midsized entities face, says Sophos' Nick Bray.
Cloud-based advanced threat protection helps organizations detect sophisticated malware that is able to bypass existing security measures. The key is to start with the premise that the network is already infected, says Seculert's Dudi Matot.
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.
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.
A hot topic among U.S. federal government security managers and other infosec pros is developing a process to vet mobile applications. The National Institute of Standards and Technology is offering a solution called AppVet.
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.
A draft of revised guidance from NIST drops a cryptographic algorithm the NSA is said to have used to circumvent encryption that shields much of global commerce, banking systems, medical records and Internet communications.
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.
Three years ago, trust on the Internet - or the lack thereof - focused, in part, on the faceless hacking groups such as Anonymous and LulzSec. Today, we have a face for this lack of trust, and it looks a lot like Uncle Sam and a Chinese Red Army cybersoldier.