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 the first day of RSA Conference 2016 sessions was set to start, ISMG's editorial team sat down to discuss the event and what to expect from it. Editors Tom Field, Tracy Kitten and Mathew Schwartz offer an RSA preview in this video report.
A thriving market now exists to help cybercriminals recruit new talent, says Rick Holland of the threat intelligence firm Digital Shadows, which has been studying how cybercriminals advertise for new recruits - and the types of technology skills that are most in demand.
A federal magistrate in Brooklyn, N.Y., unlike another judge in California, has denied a request by federal authorities to force Apple to retrieve data from an iPhone, this time in a New York narcotics case.
Tim Cook says he found out about the court order to help the FBI break into the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters from the press. "I don't think that something so important to this country should be handled that way," the Apple CEO says.
None of the major presidential candidates unequivocally backs Apple in its privacy vs. security battle with the U.S. government over its refusal to help the FBI crack the password of the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino, Calif., shooters. Hear what each of the candidates has to say.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has blasted a U.S. federal judge's Feb. 16 order compelling Apple to help bypass the encryption on an iPhone seized by the FBI, saying the crypto backdoor would set a "dangerous" precedent.
The U.S. and U.K. government push to "backdoor" strong crypto - used to secure everything from online banking and e-commerce to patient health records and consumer communications - wouldn't stop most criminals or terrorists, researchers warn.
Here's more evidence of how a data breach can have a major financial impact. The bill for U.K. telecom giant TalkTalk's October 2015 data breach could be as much as $94 million, and the incident resulted in the loss of 95,000 customers.
Java users are being warned to only use newly released installers to avoid a nasty potential exploit. Meanwhile, a veteran bug hunter questions whether Oracle's move to ditch Java browser plug-ins will have a significant security upside.
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.
Here's why the acquisition of rival threat-intelligence firm iSight Partners by breach investigation heavyweight FireEye makes sense, and why market watchers predict that other stand-alone intelligence firms will soon get snapped up.