The Internal Revenue Service has temporarily deactivated an online PIN-retrieval tool meant to prevent stolen Social Security numbers from being used to file fraudulent returns after finding that hackers had successfully subverted the system.
The big-name breaches have made us all sensitive to the loss of personal and competitive data. But are we overlooking the real risks? Shawn Henry of CrowdStrike offers insight on how we need to evolve our core defenses.
Blockchain technology used by bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies offers opportunities for enhanced authentication and ID management, as well as cross-border money remittances, says Ben Knieff of the consultancy Aite. But he contends it's not clear that the technology could play a role in faster payments.
Spear phishing, well-crafted socially engineered wire-transfer schemes and mobile-app overlay attacks will continue to escalate, which is why anti-phishing education is becoming increasingly critical, Dave Jevans of the Anti-Phishing Working Group says in this video interview.
The Justice Department's appeal of a court order that the government can't compel Apple to unlock an iPhone used by an accused drug dealer is significant because it sets in motion a process that could lead to a Supreme Court ruling on whether mobile device makers must give law enforcement an encryption backdoor.
An estimated half of all ransomware infection victims give in to criminals' ransom demands, thus enticing attackers to refine and continue their campaigns, warns Intel Security's Raj Samani in this video interview.
Webroot has just released its 2016 edition of its annual threat brief. In an exclusive interview, Michael Malloy, executive vice president of products and strategy, discusses the report and how its key findings will likely play out in the year ahead.
Malwarebytes has long been a force in the consumer space, but now its focus is on enterprise breach remediation. In this video interview, Pedro Bustamante explains the enterprise strategy and discusses proactive malware hunting.
The discovery of a serious flaw in Linux's GNU C Library demonstrates just how long serious flaws can persist in code that underpins the Internet infrastructure, warns Dan Kaminsky of White Ops in this video interview.
The ISMG team concluded its video interviews at the RSA Conference on Wednesday, March 2. And in many ways, they saved some of the best for last. Editors Tom Field, Tracy Kitten and Mathew Schwartz discuss highlights of their conversations.
As millennials come to represent more than 50 percent of the population, that dynamic changes global payments - and fraud. In this video interview, David Sylvester of Easy Solutions discusses new strategies to help protect users from their own behavior.
It has become accepted in many security corners that "breach is inevitable." But Rohyt Belani, CEO of PhishMe, rejects that notion. In this video, learn how he believes organizations should be arming their employees to help fight back against attackers.
Fraud and security teams have been converging for years, and now they have some common technology tools that can meet their unique and shared needs. How best can they manage convergence? Joe Nocera of PricewaterhouseCoopers offers insights in this video interview.