Are there rules in cyberspace? There aren't many, but Microsoft is proposing a "Digital Geneva Convention" that would set some internet norms for countries to help prevent unfair targeting of civilians.
Information Security Media Group has a team of editors covering RSA Conference 2017. What are the hot topics from the show floor? Who are the key thought leaders on camera in ISMG's video studio? See and hear highlights from the first two days of the event.
Evil hackers with monomaniacal intentions have long dominated pop culture sensibilities. But when it comes to for-profit hacking, cybercrime predominantly remains a business-driven concern, says Trend Micro's Ed Cabrera.
The cost upsides of writing code that's as free from bugs as possible has long been known, says Veracode's Chris Wysopal, but bugs continue to plague production code. Thanks to the rise of agile programming, however, there are new opportunities to eradicate flaws during development.
Dan Holden, a cybersecurity researcher and technologist, has just taken on the new role of CTO and intelligence director at the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center. What top challenges is he addressing?
Art Coviello, retired chair of RSA, discusses the state of cybersecurity in 2017, including the threats - and threat actors - of greatest concern and the emerging security technologies that encourage him the most.
Gartner's Avivah Litan is just back from a trip to Israel, and she's particularly enthusiastic about the new topic of "offensive defense." What is the concept, and what security controls does it require?
As ransomware attacks continue to plague organizations in healthcare and other sectors, Maryland is considering legislation specifically identifying ransomware attacks as a crime punishable with prison sentences. California and Wyoming are among the states that have enacted somewhat similar legislation.
Russian police have arrested more suspected members of a cybercrime gang that used "Lurk" malware to steal nearly $30 million from Russian banks. Separately, a lead cybersecurity investigator's arrest on treason charges appears to be chilling cross-border cooperation.
Exploit kits are out and phishing emails are in for attackers who are attempting to infect victims with ransomware, according to new research. Unfortunately, the volume of phishing - and thus ransomware - attacks continues to grow.
The KillDisk disk-wiping malware, previously tied to espionage operations, has been updated with crypto-locking capabilities and now targets Linux as well as Windows systems. But security experts warn that attackers using the Linux variant have no way to furnish a decryption key.