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.
To help address the shortage of qualified cybersecurity professionals, (ISC)Â² is offering colleges and universities a variety of assistance with bolstering cybersecurity education and preparing students for certification.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have arrested and charged a 19-year-old London, Ontario, man for his alleged role in exploiting the Heartbleed vulnerability to steal data from the Canada Revenue Agency website.
The nation's largest financial institution, JPMorgan Chase, is taking an appropriate leadership role by describing how it's ramping up its security efforts, say analysts, who assess the bank's plans for three cybersecurity centers.
In the wake of recent high-profile retail breaches, the PCI Security Standards Council is supporting a move toward chip card technology that conforms to the Europay, MasterCard, Visa Standard, says General Manager Bob Russo.