Gartner says that India's security spending will grow by 8.3 percent this year and will rise even higher in 2016. Security leaders say these investments are mapped to address business risks and threats.
International law enforcement agencies are warning banking institutions and businesses about extortion attacks being waged by an entity known as DD4BC, or DDoS for Bitcoin. They're advising organizations not pay any ransom and to notify their ISPs and law enforcement officials of any threats.
Information security experts offer two timely Apple iOS device reminders: First, never jailbreak the devices. Second, enterprise security managers must ensure that they ruthlessly block any jailbroken devices from accessing corporate networks because they pose a security risk.
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."
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.