For its next move since jettisoning storage firm Veritas and becoming a pure-play security vendor, Symantec plans to buy network and cloud security firm Blue Coat from private-equity owners Bain Capital for $4.65 billion, gaining a new CEO in the process.
Yet another organization has acknowledged it opted to pay cyberattackers after its systems were infected with ransomware, the file-encrypting malware that has become one of the most dreaded menaces across the internet.
In the latest ISMG Security Report, our editors examine the top concerns of security practitioners gathered at Infosecurity Europe, NIST's planned revision of its cybersecurity framework and U.S. government efforts to make sure patients can securely access their electronic health records.
Collaboration, information sharing and a need to keep security discussions real and grounded are just some of the themes that were reinforced by speakers and attendees at the ISMG Data Breach and Fraud Prevention Summit in Mumbai.
More than 32.8 million Twitter credentials have been compromised and are being offered for sale on the dark web, claims LeakedSource, a subscription-based breach notification service. But some security experts question whether the credentials are current and authentic.
Researchers at RiskAnalytics have watched a botnet of compromised computers in the Ukraine and Russia become a growing hive of criminal activity, playing a role in everything from ransomware and click fraud to spam bots and stolen payment card marketplaces.
Dropbox is keeping a close eye on the latest news reports of big-name, big-data breaches, but says the reported hackers are bluffing when claiming to have compromised and obtained the web storage service's data.
The scale of the global IT security skills crisis is well documented. But what is its direct impact on cybersecurity with the government agencies of Washington, D.C.? Dan Waddell of (ISC)² discusses the problem - and a new way to address it.
Cybercrime alert: In March, 93 percent of all phishing emails studied contained ransomware designed to forcibly encrypt PCs, says PhishMe chief operating officer Jim Hansen. In an interview, he offers insights on how to respond.
The third edition of ISMG's Data Breach and Fraud Prevention Summit in Asia took off June 8 in Mumbai. Here are some highlights and first impressions from the day-long event, featuring key industry thought leaders.
Demonstrating the return on security investment and getting management buy-in remain some of the less glamorous, but very real challenges faced by Indian CISOs, says Shivkumar Pandey of the Bombay Stock Exchange.
ISMG's upcoming Data Breach & Fraud Prevention Summit Asia 2016 in Mumbai will focus on the latest fraud techniques and technologies, as industry thought leaders take us through new approaches to tackle breaches as well as today's top schemes and solutions to stop them.
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority plans to raise the cybersecurity of its banking system through a new, three-pronged approach. But critics say the regulator needs to come up with clear security mandates to ensure a cybersecure ecosystem.
Narayan Neelakantan, outgoing CISO at the National Stock Exchange of India, is concerned that the lack of capacity in incident response is going to haunt Indian organizations in the near future. He shares insight on IR maturity and the imminent need.