Organizations across all industry sectors understand the importance of information security. But turning security awareness into meaningful action - that's the challenge that many midsized entities face, says Sophos' Nick Bray.
"If you're not doing the right things on managing vulnerabilities, it doesn't really matter what other kinds of sophisticated things you do - that's the baseline for security," says BeyondTrust's Marc Maiffret.
Verizon's latest annual breach report shows that Web application attacks increased more than malware-fueled point-of-sale intrusions in 2013, says analyst Dave Ostertag, who provides an overview of the report's findings.
The FFIEC just issued new guidelines on DDoS risks to U.S. banking institutions. What is the substance of these guidelines, and how must banks and credit unions respond? Rodney Joffe of Neustar offers advice.
Even so-called minor breaches can cost organizations nearly $200,000, according to one finding from NTT Group's annual Intelligence Report. Rob Kraus of Solutionary shares the study's insights and advice.
One key factor in efforts to reduce reliance on passwords for authentication will be international acceptance of the FIDO Alliance's soon-to-be released protocol for advanced authentication, says Michael Barrett, the alliance's president.
Phyllis Schneck, the Department of Homeland Security's deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity, equates the department's continuous diagnostics and mitigation initiative with a medical probe detecting an infection in the human body.