A Closer Look at the Target Malware, Part II

A Closer Look at the Target Malware, Part II

Yesterday’s story about the point-of-sale malware used in the Target attack has prompted a flood of analysis and reporting from antivirus and security vendors about related malware. Buried within those reports are some interesting details that speak to possible actors involved and to the timing and discovery of this breach. As is the case with many data [...]

A First Look at the Target Intrusion, Malware

A First Look at the Target Intrusion, Malware

Last weekend, Target finally disclosed at least one cause of the massive data breach that exposed personal and financial information on more than 110 million customers: Malicious software that infected point-of-sale systems at Target checkout counters. Today’s post includes new information about the malware apparently used in the attack, according to two sources with knowledge [...]

Top 10 InfoSec Careers Influencers

Top 10 InfoSec Careers Influencers

CareersInfoSecurity presents its first ranking of 10 individuals shaping the way that organizations and leaders approach information security careers in 2014. Each of these Influencers has a substantial impact on InfoSec careers. Their influence ranges from education and training to recruitment, research and management. Our selections include some of the nation's most recognized leaders in [...]

FREE Ways to Earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits for Your InfoSec Certification

FREE Ways to Earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits for Your InfoSec Certification

You have earned your certification!  Congratulations! Qualifying for, and studying for an InfoSec exam is not an easy task, and you should be proud of your accomplishment. But once the glow of accomplishment has worn off and you have framed your certificate, there is the nagging problem of earning the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits [...]

The New Face of Data Security Professionals: Women

The New Face of Data Security Professionals: Women

A new report states that women possess the communication skills and diverse academic backgrounds needed to bolster security performance in the enterprise. A new report states that though women make up just 11 percent of the global information security workforce, they possess the communication skills and diverse academic backgrounds needed to bolster security performance in [...]