Researchers have demonstrated the first practical attack against the SHA-1 cryptographic hash function. While security experts had already recommended dropping SHA-1, some browsers and other security tools still rely on it.
A federal judge in Illinois has rejected part of a search warrant application that would allow police to force anyone present at the time of a raid to use their fingerprints to unlock digital devices. But the decision far from resolves the issue of law enforcement's efforts to overcome encryption.
State officials who oversee elections have formally objected to a DHS designation of America's electoral system as critical infrastructure. The National Association of Secretaries of State is asking DHS Secretary John Kelly to rescind the designation made by his predecessor, Jeh Johnson.
For anyone who's worried about the rise of quantum computers and the risk that they could be used to crack modern, public-key crypto systems, leading cryptographers at the RSA Conference 2017 delivered a clear message: For now, do nothing.
Verizon will pay $350 million less for Yahoo than it first offered because the deal subsequently became tainted by three data breach disclosures. Yahoo's lower value is a study in how data breaches can impact big business transactions.
Federal regulators have signed a $5.5 million HIPAA settlement with a Florida-based healthcare system for breaches related to unauthorized employee access to more than 100,000 patients' information in a case that subsequently led to federal criminal charges.
The threat landscape for financial institutions has changed considerably since the DDoS attacks of 2012. Rich Bolstridge of Akamai Technologies tells how the definition of "adequate cybersecurity" has also shifted.
The best starting point for effectively safeguarding data and protecting against breaches is to clearly understand what kind of data an organization has, where it's located and the risks, says Jason Hart of Gemalto.
Immediately after the 2016 U.S. presidential election, there was a phishing attack that impressed experts with its ingenuity. Markus Jakobsson of Agari discusses this and other recent attacks - and what we must learn from them.
Increasingly, security leaders want to migrate from disparate point solutions to integrated security platforms. Kevin Flynn and Ravid Circus of Skybox Security lay out the business and security benefits.
Entities across all industry sectors appreciate the need for ensuring secure relationships with their third-party service providers. Jasson Casey of SecurityScorecard discusses new solutions for achieving those secure relationships.