The ISMG Security Report kicks off with thoughts on how Watergate - its 44th anniversary is today - would have turned out differently if today's technology existed in 1972. Also, you'll hear the backstory on the breach at Democratic Party headquarters revealed this past week.
A hacker nicknamed Guccifer 2.0 claims to be the lone attacker who breached the Democratic National Committee's systems. The claim contradicts Crowdstrike's conclusion that two Russian state-sponsored groups were involved.
As evolving virtual reality technologies are embraced by corporate environments, including healthcare entities, for training and other purposes, organizations need to carefully consider the privacy and security risks they pose, says attorney Steven Teppler.
Apple is building "differential privacy" into iOS 10 to try and block attempts to identify or track individual users based on their behavior, keyword searches or other activities. But will the functionality perform as advertised?
Days after booting hackers from its network, the Democratic National Committee allowed incident-response firm Crowdstrike to publicly detail its findings. That's a rare - albeit welcome - move for other potential targets.
My initial reaction to Microsoft's announcement that it plans to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion in cash: I guess its massive 2012 data breach - and the loss of virtually every user's credentials - didn't hobble the company's long-term prospects.
While awaiting new guidance from the HHS Office for Civil Rights, healthcare organizations can take several steps to help determine whether a ransomware attack is a reportable breach under HIPAA, says compliance attorney Betsy Hodge.
More than 32.8 million Twitter credentials have been compromised and are being offered for sale on the dark web, claims LeakedSource, a subscription-based breach notification service. But some security experts question whether the credentials are current and authentic.
Dropbox is keeping a close eye on the latest news reports of big-name, big-data breaches, but says the reported hackers are bluffing when claiming to have compromised and obtained the web storage service's data.
The scale of the global IT security skills crisis is well documented. But what is its direct impact on cybersecurity with the government agencies of Washington, D.C.? Dan Waddell of (ISC)² discusses the problem - and a new way to address it.
Akamai warns of a rash of less sophisticated attempts to extort companies by threatening to strike with distributed denial-of-service attacks, which can be expensive for organizations to defend against.
Many organizations still fail to practice smart web security, warns penetration testing expert Ilia Kolochenko, who notes that 23 percent of all websites still use SSL version 3, despite it leaving them at risk from POODLE and BEAST attacks.
The theft of an unencrypted laptop that may have contained information on up to 400,000 inmates who served time in California prisons has been added to the federal tally of health data breaches. Experts say notifying all those potentially affected could prove challenging.