In the wake of a growing number of mob lynchings often attributed to fake news spread via WhatsApp, the government is looking for an easy solution. But while some of what it's proposing makes sense, a plan to make messages more traceable would prove impractical.
Does social media fuel toxic politics and racial tension? We're still in the early of days of understanding the long-term effects of social media on society, but the early signs aren't good. It's time for social networks to take moral responsibility for content on their networks - even if they don't want it.
It's less than 10 weeks until your country's elections; do you know where your government's information warfare defenses and election security strategy are? The FBI says it's moving to counter information operations, while DHS is bolstering election security. But will it be enough?
Microsoft appears set to patch a zero-day local privilege escalation vulnerability after a researcher published proof-of-concept exploit code for the flaw. That's a relatively rare turn of events these days, owing to Microsoft's bug bounty program rules.
Machine data and machine learning have the potential to connect disparate data sources, enabling better fraud detection and prevention, says Matthew Joseff of Splunk, who highlights real-world examples of fighting fraud with better data.
To comply with the EU's General Data Protection Regulations, organizations should implement several best practices, including the anonymization of data, says Sandeep Arora, former CEO at AXA Business Services, India, and co-founder of CyberImmersions Solutions.
The Srikrishna Committee's recommendation in its draft of a data protection bill that foreign companies be required to only store domestically certain "critical" data of Indians is impractical and will not help prevent breaches.
Too many organizations leverage advanced threat intelligence merely to detect indicators of compromise. But Brian Hussey of Trustwave wants to help them mine actionable threat intelligence to truly bolster enterprise defenses.
Unsupervised machine learning is essential to mitigate the sophisticated cross-channel fraud techniques attackers are using to take advantage of the multiple silos and security gaps at financial institutions, says ThetaRay's James Heinzman
Apache has released an emergency fix for its Struts web application framework to patch a flaw that attackers can exploit to take full control of the application. Some incident response experts, based on the severity of breaches they've investigated, recommend dropping Struts altogether.