Increasingly, regulatory agencies are pressuring organizations to assess and attest to the cybersecurity of their business partners. In this video interview, Jay Jacobs of Bitsight Technologies discusses strategies for third-party management.
Hong Kong toymaker VTech has revised its end-user license agreement to make clear that it can't be held legally responsible for any data breaches. Many security experts have reacted with fury. But is VTech's move unusual?
"We never negotiate" might be the expectation whenever law enforcement or government agencies get targeted by criminals or even "cyberterrorists." But outside Hollywood, the reality too often turns out to be far less rigid.
Here's why the acquisition of rival threat-intelligence firm iSight Partners by breach investigation heavyweight FireEye makes sense, and why market watchers predict that other stand-alone intelligence firms will soon get snapped up.
The FFIEC's Cybersecurity Assessment Tool needs to be redesigned, as the tool's current design sets institutions up for cyber-risk assessment failure. Industry leaders say they're hopeful that change is on the way because the FFIEC is reviewing a second wave of comments about the tool's efficacy.
An inspector general report on a Federal Reserve audit raises more questions than it answers regarding the security risks facing one of the Fed's information systems. The executive summary of the audit fails the transparency test to inform the public.
The HHS Office for Civil Rights will dramatically ramp up its HIPAA enforcement activities in 2016, fueled by a financial infusion from recent fines in HIPAA cases, predicts privacy attorney David Holtzman of CyngergisTek, a former OCR senior adviser.
New guidance for cyber-resilience, vendor management and breach notification are expected for New York state banks in early 2016. And the tone set by these guidelines may have a ripple effect, influencing the actions of federal banking regulators.
Turns out electronic learning products can be bad for children's privacy - and for their parents too. The VTech breach highlights how, despite repeated warnings, too many manufacturers continue to not take security seriously.
Ireland's Cyber Crime Conference in Dublin drew a capacity crowd for a full day of security briefings, networking, hotly contested capture-the-flag and secure-coding challenges, as well as a chance to sharpen one's lock-picking skills.
The shift to the EMV standard in the U.S. has drawn incredible media attention for more than a year as everyone witnesses the approach of the looming liability shift deadline. But what does it really mean for merchants, consumers, and hackers? I say the answer is actually very little, and in as few words as possible,...
BitSight Technologies is out with its annual Industry Benchmark Report, and cybersecurity ratings are low for the energy and utilities industry. BitSight's Mike Woodward shares insights for all sectors.
The federal government is licensing a government-built anomaly detection tool known as PathScan to Ernst & Young, which, in turn, will refine the software and market it. In an interview, DHS's Mike Pozmantier explains why the government is offering its technology to the private sector.