What could be worse than a ransomware infection? How about getting infected by "torture ransomware" that uses a sadistic puppet to taunt you, slowly deleting your encrypted files while increasing the ransom demand until you pay?
Apple's QuickTime media player and web browser plug-in should be immediately expunged from all Windows systems, security experts warn, in a reminder of the dangers of using outdated software - especially web browser plug-ins.
Enacting legislation to compel tech companies to help law enforcement decrypt data on mobile devices would diminish America's standing as a moral leader in the world, a nation looked up to by billions of people, even with our many flaws.
The massive "Panama Papers" data leak apparently was enabled by a law firm failing to have the right information security defenses in place. The breach calls attention to the need for all organizations to encrypt sensitive data, use access controls as well as monitor access patterns for signs of data exfiltration.
Tools and techniques need to be identified to aid law enforcement in gathering evidence from devices, such as smartphones, while safeguarding the security and privacy of individuals. Can stakeholders find that middle ground?
Despite the recent move to put the FBI-obtained court order against Apple on hold, the crypto debate is far from over, said a panel of law enforcement, legal and industry experts at Information Security Media Group's Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit in San Francisco.
Blockchain technology used by bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies offers opportunities for enhanced authentication and ID management, as well as cross-border money remittances, says Ben Knieff of the consultancy Aite. But he contends it's not clear that the technology could play a role in faster payments.
More cybercriminals are adapting their attack techniques, using compromised credentials linked to privileged accounts to invade networks and systems, according to researchers at Dell SecureWorks, who describe an open source solution that can help mitigate the threat.
The security industry has been too focused on managing identities - and not focused enough on privileged access, says Andy Vallila of Dell Security Solutions. In this video interview, he discusses the level of visibility organizations need for privileged accounts.
The keys to the digital kingdom are too easy to steal through malware and social engineering. What can security leaders do to help raise their organizations' level of privileged access management? Ken Ammon of CA Technologies offers insights in this video interview.
Identity management is going to be a big issue in 2016, and emerging authentication tools, such as biometrics, could very well gain a more significant foothold, although not without posing new risks, says Steve Martino, CISO at Cisco Systems.
Just back from a trip to Israel, where she spoke with leading security researchers about such topics as the Internet of Things, cyberterrorism and banking malware, Gartner analyst Avivah Litan says 2016 will be a turning point for adoption of biometrics in identity proofing. Learn why in this video interview.
It's springtime in San Francisco: cue the annual RSA Conference. Here are some notable trends that have already emerged from the event, ranging from ransomware and phishing attacks to hacker self-promotion and Facebook fakery.
As a result of high-profile breaches, emerging malware threats and increased regulatory scrutiny, CISOs at financial institutions are under more pressure than ever to develop innovative strategies for enhancing cybersecurity. And the CISO's evolving role will be a hot topic at RSA Conference 2016.