Breached dating website FriendFinder allegedly missed email warnings from security researchers that its site had been breached and customers' data was being sold on a "darknet" site. What can other businesses learn from that apparent mistake?
This year's Infosecurity Europe conference in London is offering a top-notch range of sessions, ranging from how to battle cybercrime and social engineering to building a better security culture and workforce. Here's my list of must-see sessions.
It's no surprise that virus-wielding hackers are exploiting Internet of Things devices. Blame too many device manufacturers rushing products to market, skimping on secure development practices and failing to audit the third-party code they use.
Caffeine junkies are up in arms over reports that criminals have been targeting their Starbucks account balances. But the real story is poor password-picking practices by consumers, and Starbucks' lack of multi-factor authentication.
The FBI is offering a big-stakes reward for an alleged criminal who ranks at the top of its "cyber most wanted" list. But one cybercrime expert asks: "Would you cross the Russian mafia or some organized crime gang for $3 million?"
The buzz at RSA could be felt beyond the session rooms, not least in the Expo Hall, with demonstrations that tapped Google Cardboard and offered an array of enticing tchotchkes - including selfie sticks and sharks with laser pointers on their head.
Are you heading to RSA Conference 2015 in San Francisco? If so, be sure to connect with Information Security Media Group. We'll be out in full force on the Expo floor, as well as running a number of must-attend sessions and events.
As financial institutions update their defenses in light of new types attacks - from scams to network-penetrating cyber-attacks - they need to ensure they factor in all of the ways that their systems and employees might be targeted or manipulated.
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.
Web.com won't confirm or deny that its Register.com subsidiary, which manages more than 2 million domain names, has been breached. But a news report claims the FBI is investigating a year-old intrusion.
Mattel will sell a cloud-connected $75 "Hello Barbie" doll that can "listen" to what kids are saying and talk back. But security experts warn that anything that connects to the Internet can - and will - be hacked.
Weaponized roller coasters? Kidnappers hacking babycams? Forget over-the-top "CSI: Cyber" hacking plots. The hackers behind the Rogers ISP breach, in their quest for bitcoins, claim they wielded nothing more serious than a telephone call.
Manufacturers of PCs and mobile devices must end the practice of preloading "bloatware." Lenovo's experience with offering "free" adware shows the hidden security and performance tradeoffs buyers must endure.
Is your organization running its anti-malware defenses properly? Don't be so sure. A new study finds that essential features built into anti-virus software are not always being used. From an information security standpoint, that's a serious problem.