The Finnish security provider F-Secure concludes the attack e-mail doesn't look too complicated. In fact, it's very simple. But the exploit inside Excel was a zero-day attack at the time and RSA couldn't have protected against it by patching its systems.
We're pleased that two members of Congress have asked the Government Accountability Office to study whether federal regulators are adequately addressing the security risks involved in using wireless medical devices.
In the age of high-profile attacks, such as a distributed denial-of-service attack against South Korean websites, organizations are shifting their focus in terms of cybersecurity, McAfee CTO/Public Sector Phyllis Schneck says.
Rep. Mary Bono Mack, at left in photo, wants security provider McAfee to brief the House subcommittee she chairs on its report of cyberattacks waged against governments and global businesses for more than five years it labels Shady RAT.
"There are still a lot of inexperienced people out there that are passing themselves off as experts," says Scott Laliberte, managing director of Protiviti, outlining the common challenges of penetration testing.
When economists dissected July's 0.1 point drop in overall unemployment, to 9.1 percent, they attributed the decline mostly to fewer people seeking work. But that's not the case for IT security professionals. There are few discouraged workers in the information technology occupation categories these days.
Looking at the international stock market crash and the impact it's likely to have on future investments in fraud detection and prevention, how much can banks and credit unions reasonably afford, when economic stability is shaky and the financial future uncertain?