Point-of-sale retail breaches are the rage, but they are just one cyber-crime trend on the mind of RSA researcher Uri Fleyder. What are the malware and mobile threats that organizations should monitor?
Users' fear of data loss on personal devices must be balanced with an organization's need to protect sensitive information, says ZixCorp's Nigel Johnson. He explains the evolution of mobile device management.
Thefts of iPhones in New York, San Francisco and London declined after Apple added a remote-disabling feature. Now Google and Microsoft have promised to offer the feature in their mobile operating systems.
If the NSA's meddling in NIST cryptography standards soiled the reputation of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, an amendment approved by the House of Representatives could help restore it.
When NIST issued "Guidelines on Cell Phone Forensics" in May 2007, Apple's introduction of the iPhone was a month away. Seven years later, NIST is revising its guidance and giving it a new moniker, "Guidelines on Mobile Device Forensics."
"Security as a business enabler" was the mantra echoing through the recently concluded 2014 Infosecurity Europe conference in London, a message that should have been heeded by top executives at retailer Target last year.
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.
Target needs someone who is up for the challenge of evaluating the entire security landscape of the global retail giant, asking tough questions, making changes to mitigate risk - all to help earn back trust.
An analysis of the Target breach prepared for a Senate committee is a political document that might help its patron's agenda but doesn't go far enough to identify technical solutions to help enterprises avoid Target-like breaches.