Former U.S. Secret Service agent Shaun W. Bridges has pleaded guilty to stealing $820,000 worth of bitcoins during the U.S. government's investigation into the underground narcotics marketplace known as "Silk Road."
Multiple programs to incubate security skills to meet India's growing demand have not borne fruit. ISACA's Avinash Kadam weighs in on the skills crisis, speaking about the group's new CSX cybersecurity program.
Because of commercial and governmental pressure to increase the use of electronic banking, cybersecurity risk is now the biggest challenge facing Singapore's financial institutions, says Lena NG of Clifford Chance.
Underground cybercrime forums continue to evolve, offering services ranging from cybercrime toolkits and money laundering to bulletproof hosting and a service that reviews exfiltrated data for corporate secrets, says cybersecurity analyst Tom Kellermann of Trend Micro.
The departure of Noel Biderman as CEO of Avid Life Media, parent company of the infidelity website Ashley Madison, represents a growing recognition of corporate executives' responsibility for data security.
Beyond APT30, another advanced threat group appears to be at work in India and the SEA region, targeting critical information assets. However, APT resiliency is not yet a part of the security lexicon, experts say.
The FBI has arrested a former manager at Machine Zone, which makes the multiplayer "Game of War: Fire Age," over allegations that he attempted to bargain sensitive corporate information for a better severance package.
With a majority of ATMs continuing to run on archaic WinXP platforms, questions arise around why these devices are not being built secure by design. EPS COO Prakash Joshi on ATM security challenges and developments.
The National Cyber Security Policy promotes public-private partnerships, but little progress has been made to nurture them. What are the key ingredients, and how can security leaders seed these efforts?
CISOs who want to keep more cyber-attacks from succeeding should focus on decreasing the half-life of vulnerabilities, which refers to the amount of time it takes half of all systems affected by a vulnerability to get patched. That's the advice from Qualys' Wolfgang Kandek.
Breached dating site Ashley Madison is offering a $500,000 reward for information relating to the attack. The FBI, which is leading the investigation, is treating the breach as a national-security matter.
What's Silicon Valley secret that helps innovative startups to thrive and grow? And how does the startup ecosystem in India compare? Here is the story of Fixnix - The Silicon Valley-based GRC startup from India.
The Modi government has funded the proposed Smart Cities project, and Nasscom and Accenture now have developed an ICT blueprint. But some industry leaders say that security has not been sufficiently addressed.
The Ashley Madison hackers have released a third data dump, and security experts warn that spam campaigns and extortion attacks now target supposed users of the dating site, sometimes demanding bitcoins - or else.