Privacy regulations, user satisfaction concerns and the need to prevent data breaches are driving more organizations that must authenticate users to find "a better way of ensuring that people are who they are when they are accessing critical information," says Tony Smales, CEO of Forticode.
A vulnerability in a government-run website designed to assist employees in linking to their Provident Fund retirement accounts with their Aadhaar numbers was targeted by hackers, reportedly exposing data on millions.
The Ashley Madison breach of 2015 quickly became one the most famous of the high-profile hacks. Three years later, CISO Matthew Maglieri discusses the breach recovery and what he refers to as "cybersecurity in a world of discretion."
Twitter has apologized after it discovered that it had been inadvertently storing users' passwords in plaintext in an internal log, potentially putting them at risk. Twitter has blamed a bug for the fault and recommends all users change their passwords immediately.
Over 55 percent of people will reuse passwords despite acknowledging the risks, says Amber Steel of LastPass. In the enterprise context, this bad behavior needs to be addressed without burdening employees with policies which could impact productivity, she says.
Australia's Commonwealth Bank has confirmed that two magnetic tapes containing transaction information for 19.8 million accounts went missing two years ago after mishandling by a subcontractor. A forensic investigation concluded the tapes were likely destroyed, and no fraudulent activity has been detected.
Despite the buzz about digital transformation, most enterprises remain overwhelmed by having to support and secure legacy technologies, says Mark Loveless of Duo Security. How can they simultaneously protect their legacy systems while securing their future?
What matters most, right now, to the information security community? At RSA 2018, RSA's president said WannaCry was a wakeup call for vulnerability and risk management. Other experts see artificial intelligence, machine learning and secure coding as hot trends.
New PCI requirements that go into effect June 30 are pushing payment card acquirers, processors, gateways and service providers worldwide to implement more secure encryption protocols for transactions. But are they ready?