Global market watchdog International Organisation of Securities Commissions (Iosco) has warned that the next major financial shock - or 'black swan event' - could come from a cyber-attack.
Researchers with the University of California's College of Engineering and the University of Michigan have identified a weakness they believe exists across Android, Windows and iOS operating systems that could allow malicious apps to obtain personal information.
The Heartbleed security issue may be six months old, but it remains a major problem.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has formed a new advisory group with the private sector, and is already advising software developers to ensure that their applications are secure.
Companies must think like a hacker and commit to penetration testing to protect themselves from data breaches, says Chema Alonso.
App vulnerabilities need to be thought about holistically, so the network and database in which they reside also need to be considered says Josh Shaul.
The growing impact of web exploits isn't just limited to the enterprise market and must be countered on an industry-scale, says Pedro Bustamante.