Psychologically speaking, nothing beats the power of a well-timed deadline. And love it or hate it, Google's 90-day "Project Zero" deadline for fixing flaws - before they get publicly disclosed - has rewritten bug-patching rules.
During her first month on the job, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used a private email server that lacked a digital certificate that would have ensured encrypted and authenticated email communications, surmises security firm Venafi.
The White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection late last week served as the stage for more than a dozen companies and trade groups to announce new initiatives aimed at securing Internet transactions and payments and reducing fraud.
Even a few weeks after the RBI announced its plan to consider removal of the two-factor authentication requirement for small-value transactions, security critics continue to react strongly against the notion.
In the wake of an "inebriated" government employee crashing a drone on the White House lawn, federal officials sound warnings over the potential weaponization of consumer drones. But is it anything more than a Hollywood-style movie plot?
The increase in sophisticated hacking attacks will lead other sectors to follow the lead of the financial services industry in implementing multifactor authentication, says Ken Hunt, CEO of VASCO Data Security International.
Is Amazon India on the verge of extending its online payments gateway to offline sellers and kiranas? And if so, what are the potential business implications and security risks for Indian organizations?
Emerging malware increasingly puts banks and their customers at risk for fraud. The sooner malware is detected and removed, the less likely banks are to suffer regulatory penalties and fines, and steep losses linked to fraud.
The Reserve Bank of India is considering removal of its two-factor authentication requirement for small-value transactions. The goal: to facilitate easier transactions. But security experts fear the move may actually increase fraud.
Spear phishing is going to be a leading worry for banks in 2015, as hackers increasingly target bank employees to compromise credentials used to access consumer and business accounts as well as critical servers and systems.
A new report now claims the breach at JPMorgan Chase is linked to a server the bank's security team overlooked when upgrading to two-factor authentication controls. Why that oversight and a well-planned spear-phishing attack were all hackers needed.
Security experts see the FIDO Alliance's release of two universal authentication specifications as a positive move in the effort to eliminate passwords. But the standards' impact will be minimal unless they're widely adopted.