To the list of vulnerable, Internet-connected devices - from routers and home alarms to baby monitors and toys - now add the world's most popular electric car: the Nissan LEAF. Nissan says a full fix is forthcoming.
A Hollywood hospital acknowledges paying ransom to unlock data seized by attackers. But while experts generally caution against paying extortionists, some organizations do indeed fold under the pressure to get their critical data back quickly.
Even as the demand for security professionals grows, the outflow of practitioners from the profession is greater than the influx of fresh blood, says (ISC)Â² CEO David Shearer. How can this trend be effectively addressed?
The trend across industries is that automation results in a drastic reduction of operational job roles, even as it brings in economies of efficiency. What then does automation in security mean for the profession?
"We never negotiate" might be the expectation whenever law enforcement or government agencies get targeted by criminals or even "cyberterrorists." But outside Hollywood, the reality too often turns out to be far less rigid.
Sometimes language barriers can be a good thing: Many malware-wielding cybercriminals have historically targeted users in North America and Europe over Japan, owing to linguistic challenges. But that's changing.
Mobility and IoT are acknowledged by security practitioners to be a whole different beast when it comes to management. MetricStream's French Caldwell says that GRC likewise needs to change its paradigm to accommodate this disruption.
Cybercriminals are in mourning after the shocking announcement from Oracle that it will deep-six its beloved Java Web browser plug-in technology, owing to browser makers failing to support "standards based" plug-ins.
Tracing bitcoin transactions, some security experts suspect multiple gangs have each amassed more than $1 billion, making them the equivalent of "unicorns" - a term venture capitalists apply to extremely successful startup firms. In case there was any doubt, cybercrime really does pay.
Hyatt warns that it's the latest hotel chain to fall victim to POS malware. It's offered scant breach-related details, but lots of bromides about taking payment card security seriously and urging customers to keep paying by card.
New guidance for cyber-resilience, vendor management and breach notification are expected for New York state banks in early 2016. And the tone set by these guidelines may have a ripple effect, influencing the actions of federal banking regulators.
Security experts are warning that Internet-connected devices - including toys - should be treated as insecure and untrusted until proven otherwise. Have our collective information security shortcomings ever been more seasonally appropriate - or scarier?
Ireland's Cyber Crime Conference in Dublin drew a capacity crowd for a full day of security briefings, networking, hotly contested capture-the-flag and secure-coding challenges, as well as a chance to sharpen one's lock-picking skills.
Too many security awareness and education programs fail because they're boring, says Lance Spitzner, research and community director for the SANS Institute's "Securing the Human" program. Read his suggested fixes.
NICE's Rodney Petersen sees too many government agencies and businesses using old-school methods to identify and recruit IT security professionals. Consequently, they often fail to build their cybersecurity staffs.