The unfolding story of Cambridge Analytica, which shows how personal information on millions of consumers was obtained via Facebook, demonstrates the degree to which our personal data can be weaponized against us.
A recent alert from the Department of Homeland Security warning of vulnerabilities in certain medical imaging products from GE Healthcare is a reminder to other medical device makers and healthcare entities about the risks posed by hardcoded and default credentials.
Facebook is under fire after reports suggested data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica obtained private information on 50 million Facebook users. The social network contends that it didn't suffer a "breach," saying the information was legally obtained but subsequently misused.
To help identify and mitigate the next generation of Spectre and Meltdown speculative execution flaws in CPUs, Microsoft and Intel are offering researchers up to $250,000 if they share their discoveries as part of a coordinated vulnerability disclosure program.
The technology and operating models for identity and access management have evolved with time, but the way many enterprises approach IAM has not. How can security leaders modernize their IAM strategy in this era of unprecedented complexity? Patrick Wardrop of IBM Security shares insights.
The FBI has arrested the CEO of the Canadian smartphone service Phantom Secure on charges that he and four other suspects ran an encrypted telecommunications service used by more than 20,000 customers to facilitate illegal activities, including international shipments of cocaine and other drugs.
Equifax has a new problem in Australia, a country that was left unscathed by the credit bureau's devastating data breach. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission alleges the credit bureau deceived vulnerable consumers by misrepresenting its products and charging for services that should have been free.
Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: The Trump administration sanctions Russian organizations and individuals over U.S. election interference, the NotPetya campaign and energy sector hacks. Also featured: A deep dive into the use of so-called active defense.
Privacy attorney Kirk Nahra offers an analysis of the New York state attorney general proposing updates to the state's data security laws and issuing a substantial financial penalty in a HIPAA violations case.
President Donald Trump's nominee to head the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, faces two Senate committee hearings as part of his nomination process. He'll face questions on cyber defense, privacy and combating information warfare.
If you browsed the latest security headlines, you'd probably think the majority of data breaches were related to hackers, political activists, malware or phishing. While the latter two hint at it, the truth is that nearly half of all data breaches can be traced back to insiders in some capacity.
HHS continues to improve its information security program, but it needs to take steps to address a number of ongoing weaknesses, according to a new watchdog agency report. What are those glaring weaknesses, which are also, unfortunately, common at many healthcare organizations?
The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice have both charged Jun Ying, a former CIO at data broker Equifax, with engaging in illegal insider trading after he determined that his employer had suffered a massive breach.
A U.S. power company, unnamed by regulators, has been fined a record $2.7 million for violating energy sector cybersecurity regulations after sensitive data - including cryptographic information for usernames and passwords - was exposed online for 70 days.