Cyberattacks are growing in number and scope due to rapid increases in interconnectivity and mobile data. In response, Moody's Investors Service announced that the credit implications associated with cyber defense, detection, prevention and response should start to take a higher priority within its credit assessments and analysis.
The rapid evolution and growth of internet-connected "smart" devices and systems - from phones and tablets to commercial truck telematics networks - is exposing businesses and consumers alike to a higher risk of cyber-attack, one that small businesses may not prepared to meet, according to a new survey.
During the 4th quarter of 2014, a record number of crimeware variants were detected, all designed to defeat antivirus software, according to a report from the Anti-Phishing Working Group. Meanwhile, phishers increasingly targeted retail and service sites, hoping to take advantage of the burgeoning numbers of online shoppers.
The relationship between the chief information officer and chief security officer (or chief information security officer) can be fraught with tension - and that can be a good thing. Both executives play a critical role in your organization's C-suite, and better understanding these sometimes overlapping roles can only make your business stronger and more secure.
If the past 12 months saw a dramatic increase in data breach activity, then the year ahead promises to bring an entirely new set of concerns - and a shift in how companies are responding to the cyber threat.
Most organizations are not following incident response best practices and are not properly prepared to face the challenges of modern-day cyberthreats. So says a new RSA global breach readiness survey that included respondents from 30 nations.
Technology will give fraudsters an edge in 2015, but it will also provide new tools for organizations and investigators, according to three experts from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) who were asked for their top fraud predictions for 2015.
It's been a year since Target's data breach and retailers are still vulnerable even as the busiest shopping season kicks into high gear, warn security experts, largely due to a lack of focus on asset management.