An army of 40,000 small office/home office routers have been exploited by automated malware. But who's responsible for devices being vulnerable: vendors for using well-known defaults; or distributors and IT managers for not locking them down?
Although the 2015 Healthcare Information Security Today survey shows improving regulatory compliance is priority No. 1, CISO Cris Ewell of Seattle Children's Hospital suggests building a strong information security program should be a higher priority.
Security vulnerabilities in certain infusion pumps manufactured by Hospira could allow an unauthorized user to alter the dose the devices deliver, the FDA warns. Just a few months ago, the FDA issued a medical device security guide.
Caffeine junkies are up in arms over reports that criminals have been targeting their Starbucks account balances. But the real story is poor password-picking practices by consumers, and Starbucks' lack of multi-factor authentication.
The FBI is offering a big-stakes reward for an alleged criminal who ranks at the top of its "cyber most wanted" list. But one cybercrime expert asks: "Would you cross the Russian mafia or some organized crime gang for $3 million?"
The FTC will not call a witness to refute damaging testimony by a former employee of Tiversa, the firm at the center of the FTC's security case against medical testing company LabMD. The case could proceed to closing arguments in the coming weeks.
Fraudsters have been hacking into and draining Starbucks accounts, customers report. Security experts say attackers appear to be guessing weak account passwords, then using funds to fill up gift cards destined for the black market.
Ed Felten, the new federal deputy chief technology officer, hasn't been shy about criticizing the federal government, whether it's about the NSA undermining encryption standards or the FBI not being entirely transparent on malware warnings.
Much of today's crime is "cyber-enabled," warns cybercrime expert Raj Samani, and successfully blocking such attacks increasingly demands not just better technology and public-private collaboration, but also an understanding of psychology.
Legal experts say the majority of class-action lawsuits filed in response to data breaches fail, and that's unlikely to change unless lawmakers or the courts rethink notions of "injury" and "harm" to encompass more than just fraud.