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  • Expanding the Reach of RSA Conference

    by Sandra Toms on February 2, 2016

    Many of you have been asking the question: why is the cast of CSI Cyber taking the stage this year? Why are they keynoting over someone more ingrained in the industry? As we celebrate our 25-year anniversary, the melding of cybersecurity and pop culture has never been more prevalent. Movies, television and books focus on online activity ranging from credit theft to cyber espionage, and few things…

  • Cybercrime and Threats Are Growing in 2016

    by RSAC Contributor on January 21, 2016

    This post in our VC-series comes from Alberto Yépez and Don Dixon, managing directors of Trident Capital Cybersecurity. It’s a new year, and we are poised again for another round of malicious, often successful cyberattacks, many of which will draw upon ever more sophisticated technology. And some of which will be surprisingly deceptive. Take, for example, so-called “onion-layered” security…

  • Encryption Rules Only Apply to Those Who Follow Them

    by Tony Bradley on January 18, 2016

    The world can be a dangerous place, and nations around the world must be vigilant to identify and prevent attacks from would-be terrorists. In the wake of recent terrorist attacks in Paris and in San Bernardino, Calif., there has been increased debate over the need for intelligence agencies to have some sort of back-door access to enable monitoring of encrypted data and communications. It’s an…

  • EMV Leads to Increased Digital Risks This Holiday Shopping Season

    by Alisdair Faulkner on December 16, 2015

    The deadline for U.S. retailers and credit card processors to adopt the Europay-MasterCard-Visa (EMV) global standard chip cards passed in October, and those who have yet to adopt the technology will now be liable for any point-of-sale (POS) fraud losses. Given the high-profile retail data breaches in recent years—including Home Depot, Michael’s, Neiman Marcus and Sally Beauty—all of which were…

  • Combating Digital 'Overage' in a Goods-'Shrinkage' World

    by Chenxi Wang on December 14, 2015

    It’s that time again, when retail businesses across the country expect to see the year's highest volume of consumer transactions. Stores are decked out, discounts are advertised, and shoppers—both physical and cyber—are rolling in. A friend of mine, a manager of several retail branch stores for a national brand, told me that in brick-and-mortar retail stores, they keep in mind the concept of…

  • Weekend Reading: Malware Campaigns and Bitcoin Copycats

    by Jennifer Lawinski on December 11, 2015

    Work days are so busy that many of the week's best infosec stories often get lost in the shuffle. That's where Weekend Reading comes in. Each week we bring you the best news and analysis from the information security world, chosen by the field's best writers and editors. This week we've got two stories for you that shed light on cybercrime. Paul Wagenseil, Senior Editor, Security at Tom's…

  • Introducing Weekend Reading

    by Jennifer Lawinski on December 4, 2015

    How many times have you come across an article that you'd love to read and found yourself closing the tab at the end of the day? Or saving it to Instapaper never to set eyes on it again? There's a lot of excellent news and analysis on information security, and we're experimenting with a new feature here at RSA Conference: Weekend Reading. On Friday afternoon, we'll post a roundup of some of the…

  • Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath

    by Ben Rothke on December 2, 2015

    President George Bush attended a grocer’s convention in 1992 and the New York Times erroneously wrote that Bush was amazed at the scanning technology. While this was clearly not the case, the inaccurate article led to criticism that Bush was out of touch with the average American. In the just released Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath, (Crown 055341996X)…

  • How to Stay Safe on Cyber Monday

    by Jennifer Lawinski on November 30, 2015

    Tis the season for online fraud. And this year's Cyber Monday is expected to give cybercriminals more potential victims than ever before. Adobe expects online shoppers will spend more than $3 billion online today, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. More than 270 million shoppers are expected to spend more than $83 billion throughout the holiday season, and more than half of those purchases…

  • Security Operations Center: Building, Operating, and Maintaining your SOC

    by Ben Rothke on November 30, 2015

    Large enterprises have numerous information security challenges. Aside from the external threats; there’s the onslaught of security data from disparate systems, platforms and applications. Getting a handle on the security output from numerous point solutions, generating millions of messages and alerts daily is not a trivial endeavor. As attacks becoming more frequent and sophisticated and with…

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