An address by FBI Director James Comey at the RSA security conference seems to equate civil liberties and privacy. But when he offers an example of balancing Americans' rights with cybersecurity, he mainly refers to the civil liberties, not privacy.
In a groundbreaking effort to boost security, HSBC Bank USA is now requiring its retail banking customers to use dual-factor authentication for certain sensitive online banking transactions, says LuAnne Kingston, senior vice president.
When a Massachusetts bank implemented a file sharing application for mobile devices, it chose to host it internally rather than outsource it to a cloud provider to improve security. Find out the details in this case study.
A review of the RSA 2014 agenda shows several seminars, panels and speakers of particular interest to healthcare-focused attendees, including those focused on mobile device security and medical device hacks.
Georgia Tech researchers are working on a way to profile devices along the supply chain to identify whether they've been compromised, says Paul Royal, associate director of the Georgia Tech Information Security Center.
Cyberthreats increasingly target mobile devices, and simple security measures could help end-users slash these incidents by 50 percent. This is the key finding of ENISA's new Threat Landscape Report, says Louis Marinos, the prime author.
Figuring out how Edward Snowden breached NSA computers is sort of like solving a puzzle. Take public information and match it with an understanding of how organizations get hacked, and the pieces seem to fall into place.
Computer scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology are developing new ways to apply encryption when storing or searching data in the cloud, says Paul Royal, associate director of the university's information security center.
Shoring up mobile security gaps should be a top 2014 priority for financial institutions, says Gartner analyst Anton Chuvakin, who contends many other security issues, including managing cloud vendors and other third parties, aren't so urgent.
New payment card security standards issued by the PCI Council include a number of improvements, plus some glaring omissions, such as requirements for mobile, security experts say. What are their chief concerns?