Although developed as a core technology underlying the infamous bitcoin, the blockchain ledger mechanism is proving to have a multitude of potential use cases, from IoT micropayments to capital market trading, retail banking and even voting. The bitcoin blockchain is, in effect, a distributed ledger, shared with...
Because hackers are increasingly targeting healthcare organizations in search of valuable patient information, it's more important than ever to ensure that data remains inaccessible to intruders. In addition to using the very latest techniques to fight malware, hospitals, clinics and others need to use effective...
As security threats are more sophisticated today than in the past, modern data centers are becoming increasingly vulnerable. Micro-segmentation is your answer to protect your data center against these sophisticated threats. Read this trend brief to see how it builds security into the DNA of the data center for a...
An increasing number of sophisticated, high-performance security and content-aware devices are at layers 4
through 7. This calls for, among other things, even greater sophistication of network emulation from test equipment. When Layer 4-7 devices are not properly tested, they face a greater risk for failure within...
The security of Internet-connected toys is in the limelight after toymaker VTech acknowledged suffering a data breach that affects 5 million accounts and personal information and photographs relating to more than 200,000 children.
The Department of Homeland Security will establish a Silicon Valley satellite office to improve relations with IT security vendors and recruit cybersecurity talent, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a keynote address at RSA Conference 2015.
Millions of user credentials are breached regularly - whether we hear of the incidents or not. So, why do we continue to rely on passwords? Derek Manky of Fortinet discusses authentication and data retention.
Ellen Richey of Visa, keynoter at the April 29 Fraud Summit San Francisco, outlines key card fraud-fighting trends for the year ahead, including the U.S.'s migration toward EMV, greater use of tokenization and heightened fraud detection.
Tech companies continue to respond to the Heartbleed vulnerability by issuing alerts and patches to mitigate potential data compromises. Learn the latest advice from Trend Micro and ICSA Labs, plus updates from Rackspace, Akamai and Bitcoin.
As news of the Heartbleed bug continues to spread, government agencies in the U.S. and Canada are issuing statements on the vulnerability. Find out the latest on this threat and what thought-leaders are saying.
The chief executive of the Finnish company that uncovered the Internet website vulnerability known as Heartbleed says security practitioners should rethink how they approach IT security by placing a greater emphasis on vetting software for vulnerabilities.
Security experts agree that the newly-discovered Heartbleed bug is a serious threat, but what are the specific risks, and how can they be mitigated? Thought-leaders offer insights and practical advice.
Encryption gaps in retail payment card transactions were highlighted at a Congressional hearing that examined security failures in the aftermath of malware attacks against point-of-sale systems at Target and Neiman Marcus.