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VIDEO: Why cyber insurance is needed to protect intangible assets, i.e. business data

By Byron V. Acohido More organizations than ever, especially small and medium-size ones, will seek to account for the fast-rising risk of suffering a cyber attack in 2017 by buying a cyber liability policy. The general state of security of U.S. business networks remains anemic when compared to the vast and growing capabilities of hackers […]

Video: NY holds companies accountable for cybersecurity

By Byron Acohido Banks and other financial services companies wishing to do business in the state of New York will soon have to prove they are using first-class cybersecurity policies and practices. Officials at the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) were so concerned that a catastrophic network hack in the financial sector […]

Video: good guy Chris Vickery hunts exposed data

By Byron V. Acohido Two more stunning disclosures from self-styled internet watchdog Chris Vickery underscore how organizations continue to routinely expose sensitive data in the cloud, risking dire consequences. “My findings clearly demonstrate that data breaches happen more often than the general public realizes, and companies are quick to deny and cover up these issues,” […]

Q&A: Is ‘FIDO’ on Samsung Galaxy superior to Apple Pay on iPhone?

By Byron Acohido A day after Apple successfully hyped the ability for iPhone 6 users to biometrically authenticate the purchase of a Big Mac, using Apple Pay and Touch ID, Google rolled out Google Security Key, a new type of USB key based on the FIDO standard. Security Key can make your Gmail account nearly […]