To avoid having their organizations exploited by teenage hackers, boards of directors worldwide need to get serious about security. Here are five lessons to be learned from the latest TalkTalk data breach.
The quantity and duration of distributed denial-of-service attacks continue to increase. The latest attacks are being launched via MySQL servers infected with Chikdos malware, as well as compromised Internet-connected CCTV systems, researchers say.
Brijesh Singh, CISO for the state of Maharashtra and IG of CID, says that the threat is evolving in such a manner that it is impossible for law enforcement alone to tackle it. "All of our traditional models of policing, they don't work here."
Symantec new Advanced Threat Protection solution aims at consolidating its key security offerings to enable organizations to remediate advanced threats effectively. Symantec's Kaura shares details, strategy in an interview.
As more banks and government agencies stop providing free BlackBerries to employees, the beleaguered smartphone manufacturer is attempting to reboot with the launch of its first Android smartphone, dubbed Priv for privacy.
British police have arrested a third suspect in connection with the hack attack against telecommunications provider TalkTalk. Separately, Vodafone UK also issued an alert of a breach, which it traced to reused passwords.
While sophisticated cyberattacks and high-profile mega-breaches get most of the attention, European fraud experts say less sophisticated attacks are far more common and pose a greater fraud risk. At ISMG's Fraud Summit in London, they called for global collaboration to fight fraud.
The inaugural ISMG Data Breach Summit Asia on Oct. 28 covered a range of breach-related subjects, ranging from intrusion detection and cyber-insurance to scarce security budgets and battling cybercrime. One expert described the threat posed by geopolitical conflicts moving to the online sphere.
British police have arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection with the suspected hack of TalkTalk. Security experts say that if a teenager was responsible, it's going to be difficult for the communications firm to prove that it takes customers' data security seriously.
Cyberattacks are challenging our current methods of defense, says Lance James, a global cyber intelligence adviser at the consultancy Unit 221b. In a video interview, he discusses the changes in tools and skills that must be made to fend off fast-moving adversaries.
(ISC)Â² 's recent global workforce study finds the number of Infosec women as a percent in GRC roles has doubled. Female security practitioners endorse the view, saying women, by nature, are better risk managers.
A third data breach affecting TalkTalk has prompted sharp questions from U.K. public officials about whether stronger breach notification laws and breach-related penalties might help prevent more such incidents from occurring.