New electronic payment methods lead to huge security challenges. Experts suggest initiatives including deploying standard security controls at all levels, mandatory breach disclosure, and sharing best practices to secure gateways.
The Indian financial sector is at the dawn of a new age of electronic payments. What are the new form factors, and how must they be secured? An expert panel discusses the evolution and its unique security challenges.
The banking malware known as Carbanak continues to evolve, and cybercriminals are now using it to wage APT-style attacks against banks as well as companies in other sectors, according to security researchers at Kaspersky Lab.
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 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?
The new EU-U.S. data transfer agreement will be called "Privacy Shield." Beyond that, however, the actual details of the agreement - and whether it will pass muster with the EU's privacy commissioners or high court - appear to be a work in progress.
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.
Israel has reportedly foiled a "severe cyberattack" launched against the Israeli Electricity Authority. The malware attack doesn't appear to have resulted in any disruption to the country's power grid, but many government systems remain offline.
Cyber-extortion attacks, especially those involving DDoS gangs that threaten disruptions unless the targeted organization pays a bitcoin ransom, are on the rise. Experts describe how organizations should respond to - and resist - these attacks.