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.
Despite near-constant warnings from law enforcement officials and the information security community, too many organizations still aren't taking security seriously, experts warned at the Irish Cyber Crime Conference in Dublin.
The annual Black Hat Europe conference this year once again brought together numerous information security aficionados in Amsterdam for the latest training and security insights. Here are visual highlights from the conference.
Here's how police and intelligence officials in Europe and the United States are collaborating to identify and disrupt the network of people that planned, supported and launched the Nov. 13 terror attacks in Paris.
In addition to having a dedicated individual or team responsible for privacy matters, organizations must ensure their information security and IT staffs are knowledgeable about data privacy issues, says Trevor Hughes, CEO of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
Defeating biometrics-based security with far-fetched schemes, such as stealing or replacing eyeballs and fingertips, is a recurring theme in the movies. But real-world advances in authentication will help make it difficult to circumvent real-world security.
If the Chinese government hacked the U.S. Office of Personnel Management for espionage purposes, then the U.S. government's $133 million contract to provide ID theft monitoring services is a waste of money. Instead, the agency could have used the funds to safeguard its systems against future attacks.
In a security landscape where the frenetic pace of technology has changed paradigms in ways organizations are struggling to cope with, Blue Coat's Hugh Thompson advises adopting a 'Degrees of Freedom' approach.
A $46.7 million fraud scheme that hit Ubiquiti Networks Inc. shows the new & improved face of wire fraud - and just how easy it is for cybercriminals to fool employees into helping to pilfer their own enterprises.