Fundamental design flaws in ATMs have resulted in patchworks of compensatory controls to bolt on security for fighting malware and fraud. Leaders say security by design may need a push from industry and regulators.
Shed a tear for enthusiasts of aging Microsoft Windows operating systems. That's because Microsoft has now retired Windows Server 2003 support, as well as anti-virus scanner and signature updates for Windows XP. But breaking up can be hard to do.
In-the-wild attacks have been found targeting at least one of two new zero-day Flash flaws leaked by Hacking Team's hacker. Separately, cyber-espionage APT attackers have been targeting a new Java flaw.
Although they apparently weren't caused by cyber-attacks, the impacts of computer failures at the New York Stock Exchange, United Airlines and the Wall Street Journal have much in common with the aftermath of breaches.
Warning: All versions of Flash Player are vulnerable to a zero-day, weaponized exploit that became public when Italian spyware vendor Hacking Team was hacked, and 400 GB of corporate data leaked. Adobe has released an update to patch the flaw.
OpenDNS's Andrew Hay sees danger confronting many enterprises in the era of the "Internet of Things" as Internet-ready consumer devices, not architected for security, find their way onto corporate networks, often unbeknown to administrators.
'Digital India' promotes expansion of mobile services. But how secure is SMS-based two-factor authentication? Entrust's Chris Taylor shares insight on the authentication challenges security leaders must anticipate.
"All I see are more targets for hackers - starting with just mischief and curiosity, leading to crime and other malicious intents," says Anthony Lim of (ISC)Â². What can leaders do to improve application security?
India has yet to experience a data breach on the scale of Sony or Home Depot. But the market is growing, and so are breach risks, says Kroll's Reshmi Khurana. How must security leaders prepare their organizations?
The Ministry of Home Affairs has instructed the Intelligence Bureau to create a cybersecurity architecture and a specialised wing to augment infrastructure. This must be immediate, practical and real, experts say.
Law enforcement officials in Europe plan to disrupt the use of social media to broadcast "terrorist and extremist propaganda," but security experts questioned whether such moves will blunt the recruitment of new ISIS fighters and so-called "jihadist brides."