FBI Director James Comey, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and security expert Mikko Hypponen all advocate covering up your webcam as a cheap and no-brainer defense against everything from unscrupulous competitors to sextortionists.
Three recent criminal cases involving hospital insiders who allegedly committed a variety of fraud, identity theft or egregious privacy violations that victimized patients highlight just how difficult it is to mitigate insider threats.
Cisco has patched another zero-day flaw stemming from the Shadow Brokers' leak of Equation Group tools and attack code. The technology giant warns that attackers have been exploiting the vulnerability.
Apple-FBI crypto debate update: A researcher successfully defeated an iPhone passcode using less than $100 in equipment. But the delicate procedure, if used on the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, could have accidentally obliterated its data.
To help financial institutions better spot attempted fraud, the SWIFT interbank messaging network plans to begin offering voluntary "daily validation reports" to customers to flag unexpected senders, recipients or payments as well as unusually large payments.
Ransomware attacks are surging because attackers have perfected their techniques while enterprises in all sectors have failed to address critical security shortcomings, says Raimund Genes, CTO at Trend Micro.
A developer warns that Dropbox gains wide-ranging access to Apple's OS X operating system using a SQL trick that some equate to hacking users' systems. Here's why giving a desktop app unusual access to Apple's privacy settings poses a security risk.
Have you been the target or victim of ransomware-wielding attackers? The FBI wants individuals and businesses to report ransomware attacks to help it better pursue, disrupt and potentially arrest suspects.
B. Vindell Washington, M.D., the new head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, pledges that the agency's top priority of advancing standards-based interoperable, secure health data exchange will continue under his leadership. But what will happen once a new president is elected?
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued a draft of a self-assessment tool that's designed to help enterprises gauge the impact and effectiveness of their cybersecurity risk management initiatives.
A roundup of the just-concluded ISMG Fraud and Breach Prevention in Toronto leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, how one CISO gets his security message across to the board and the challenges CISOs face during their first 100 days on the job.
The recent hacker attack targeting the drug records of Olympic athletes, as well as other breaches involving high-profile targets, highlight the challenges involved in protecting sensitive data from external attackers or malicious insiders driven by political and other causes, says security expert Sean Curran.
The handling of a recent data breach - the details of which are still unfolding - by Oakland, Calif.-based web services company Regpack provides a look into how the discovery and disclosure of a breach can turn into a real train wreck.