ENISA, Europe's Cyber security agency, has released two reports that aim to inform and guide decision makers in the public and private sector on the use and implementation of cryptographic protocols for securing personal data.
Microsoft reported that some users who have applied patch (MS14-066) to address the Schannel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2014-632) 1are having issues, including a fatal alert related to the TLS protocol.
Security experts share their thoughts on the "Darkhotel" espionage campaign and provide recommendations for executives who travel a lot and don't want sensitive corporate information to end up in the hands of cyber spies.
While intelligence is a critical component of a mature security program, it should not drive security. A risk-driven approach provides a much more comprehensive and scientific approach that allows organizations to keep pace with today’s sophisticated threats.
As long as the “hikers and bear” analogy is told in boardrooms we will have difficulty communicating the value of a proportionate security model where we design security measures for different types of adversaries with different types of objectives.
The transition from a compliance-driven check-box approach to a risk-based model, enables businesses to centralize the ongoing definition, evaluation, remediation, and analysis of their risk posture in a closed-loop process.
The past few decades in the information security field have been dominated by passive failure. Clearly, not every new idea has merit, but those ideas that come about scientifically and methodically have tremendous potential to improve the state of security.
With cyber criminals increasingly targeting third-party vendors to gain backdoor access to data at large, well-protected global organizations, security professionals need to rethink their vendor risk management practices.