A recent research paper that raised questions about the efficacy of RSA public-private key cryptography shouldn't alarm IT security practitioners, says Eugene Spafford of Purdue University. Here's why.
The rise in hacktivism and data breaches changed the information security landscape. These incidents also influenced the content of RSA Conference 2012, says Hugh Thompson, event program committee chair.
Cyber spies in China are suspected of launching an attack against a NATO senior military commander, U.S. Admiral James Stavridis, using a Facebook scam to gather information about Stavridis from his friends and colleagues, according to U.K. newspaper reports.
Cybersecurity Act sponsors intensify their campaign to enact the legislation that would change the way the government protects critical federal and private-sector IT networks as a group of key Republican senators offers an alternative bill.
Imperva would neither confirm nor deny it helped defend the Vatican website from a hacktivist assault last year, but the IT security provider's director of security, Rob Rachwald, explains how such an attack was constructed and defended.