MeitY is requiring every government department in India to appoint a senior staff member as CISO. But some security experts question whether there are enough qualified security experts in all government departments to fill the new CISO positions and suggest departments consider hiring outside experts.
Target has reached a record settlement agreement with 47 states' attorneys general over its 2013 data breach. The breach resulted in hackers compromising 41 million customers' payment card details and contact details for more than 60 million customers being exposed.
The WannaCry ransomware outbreak was a huge "wake-up call" for the global information security community, says Dan Schiappa of Sophos. It's time to patch those legacy systems and prepare for the inevitable next big crimeware scare, he says.
A RedSeal-72Point study of 200 CEOs about their perceptions of cybersecurity posture discovered that many are dangerously unrealistic about how vulnerable they are. In fact, more than 80 percent displayed "cyber naiveté," allowing their organizations to be exposed to cyber-attack.
This study reveals the...
As ransomware attackers continue to hone their craft, defense also is evolving. Con Mallon of CrowdStrike discusses what to do - and what not to do - when your organization is struck by ransomware.
"Do nothing doesn't work," says Mallon, the Senior Director of Product Marketing at CrowdStrike. "We have to come up...
The Trump administration's detailed budget proposal for fiscal 2018 calls for hefty cuts for the two Department of Health and Human Services agencies responsible for health data privacy and security issues, including HIPAA enforcement. What's the potential impact?
A watchdog agency's audit of Virginia's Medicaid information systems found security weaknesses that could potentially leave beneficiaries' data vulnerable. Security experts say the audit's recommended improvements are needed at many healthcare organizations.
Sweden has ended a seven-year rape investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. But it's far from the end of the legal troubles for the man whose spilling of secrets has shaped world politics.
Information security and fraud departments at financial institutions need to improve their collaboration to help fight multichannel cyberattacks, say John Buzzard and Paul Love of CO-OP Financial Services.
A series of email alerts from the Department of Health and Human Services about the WannaCry ransomware campaign - and a number of related daily conference calls with industry stakeholders - appear to be part of a ramped-up push to improve cyber information sharing in the healthcare sector.
New legislation calls for an overhaul of the federal government's software vulnerability disclosure policies following the ransomware outbreak that was fueled by the leak of a stolen National Security Agency cyberweapon.