Hong Kong toymaker VTech has revised its end-user license agreement to make clear that it can't be held legally responsible for any data breaches. Many security experts have reacted with fury. But is VTech's move unusual?
Here's more evidence of how a data breach can have a major financial impact. The bill for U.K. telecom giant TalkTalk's October 2015 data breach could be as much as $94 million, and the incident resulted in the loss of 95,000 customers.
Java users are being warned to only use newly released installers to avoid a nasty potential exploit. Meanwhile, a veteran bug hunter questions whether Oracle's move to ditch Java browser plug-ins will have a significant security upside.
The rise in RFID-based contactless payment cards has led to increased concerns that fraudsters could wirelessly crack cards' secret cryptographic keys. But a team of MIT researchers has debuted defenses against such hack attacks.
The story around payment security in India is driven by the spurt of technology innovations in nontraditional payment channels that are seeing massive traction. SISA's 2016 Summit will look at innovation and the threat landscape.
The trend across industries is that automation results in a drastic reduction of operational job roles, even as it brings in economies of efficiency. What then does automation in security mean for the profession?
"We never negotiate" might be the expectation whenever law enforcement or government agencies get targeted by criminals or even "cyberterrorists." But outside Hollywood, the reality too often turns out to be far less rigid.
Privacy can be a true game changer for Indian enterprises in 2016. But to get there, then privacy practitioners and leaders must help ensure discussion evolves into how privacy can help organizations drive business growth.
Law enforcement and intelligence agencies will have plenty of chances to snoop on criminals, terrorists and citizens even as communications vendors enable default encryption on mobile devices, a study from Harvard University says.
CERT-In has inked a new cybersecurity agreement with Malaysia, Singapore and Japan to promote information sharing and threat detection. What challenges will these nations face, given their diverse cultures and priorities?
Global restaurant chain Wendy's is investigating a suspected data breach following fraud patterns tied to credit and debit cards used at some of its locations. Two card issuers confirm that they've seen signs of related fraud in some U.S. regions.
Three banks and a pharmaceutical company in India are reported to have been hacked by attackers who compromised IT administrators' computers using Lechiffre ransomware, demanding payment in bitcoins. How should CISOs defend against extortion?
Cybercriminals are in mourning after the shocking announcement from Oracle that it will deep-six its beloved Java Web browser plug-in technology, owing to browser makers failing to support "standards based" plug-ins.