MasterCard, Visa plan group focused on security
Visa and MasterCard are forming a group that's intended to help the retail and banking industries come together on more-secure credit card payments.
Under shadow of spy scandal, Merkel, Cameron head to tech fair
The German and British leaders will officially open the world's biggest high-tech fair on Sunday, amid global debate about data security following revelations of mass US and British online snooping.
Security tools for Industry 4.0
An increasing number of unsecured, computer-guided production machinery and networks in production facilities are gradually evolving into gateways for data theft. New security technologies may directly shield ...
US telecoms push back on proposed NSA plan
When Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech giants united in outrage last summer over the National Security Agency's unfettered spying, telecommunications giants such as AT&T, Verizon and Sprint —whose customers are also ...
The future of biometric technology
Biometric security such as fingerprint, face and voice recognition is set to hit the mainstream as global technology companies market the systems as convenient and easy to use, according to a prominent information ...
Platform would protect smartphones from cyber criminals
Criminals don't have to pick your pocket to get what they want out of your mobile. But a certifiably secure operating platform is being developed by Swedish researchers so that consumers can be confident that their mobile ...
S. Korea police arrest two over mass telecom data theft
South Korean police on Thursday arrested two men for allegedly stealing the personal data of 12 million people from a top South Korean telecoms company and selling it for tele-marketing.
MUSE envisions mining "big code" to improve software reliability and construction
During the past decade information technologies have driven the productivity gains essential to U.S. economic competitiveness, and computing systems now control significant elements of critical national infrastructure. ...
Expiration of terrorism risk insurance act could hurt national security, study finds
Allowing the federal terrorism risk insurance act to expire could have negative consequences for U.S. national security, according to a new study from the RAND Corporation.
Target exec's departure puts spotlight on CIOs
The departure of Target's chief information officer in the wake of the company's massive pre-Christmas data breach highlights the increased pressure facing executives who are charged with protecting corpora ...
Target tech executive resigns after giant data breach (Update)
Target's chief information officer has resigned as the retailer overhauls its information security practices in the wake of a giant customer data breach, the company said Wednesday.