The Obama administration's initiative to move much of the U.S. federal government's security clearance responsibilities to the Defense Department from the Office of Personnel Management is receiving mixed reviews from security experts and lawmakers.
Networking giant Fortinet warns that more products than it initially suspected have a hardcoded password that attackers could abuse to remotely gain backdoor access to vulnerable devices. But why did the flaws take so long to be found?
Why is devising a reliable patient identifier such a critical issue? Because matching a patient to the wrong records creates serious safety risks as well as privacy problems, says CIO Marc Probst, who explains in an interview how he's tackling the issue at Intermountain Healthcare.
Security experts are warning that Chinese networking product manufacturer TP-Link has been shipping routers with a WiFi password that's based on their MAC address, thus making their passwords easy for would-be attackers to sniff.
The Ukrainian energy sector is being targeted by fresh phishing attacks, the country's computer emergency response team warns. But it's not clear who's behind those campaigns, or a recent malware infection at Kiev's main airport.
Healthcare organizations need to carefully scrutinize the security of electronic health records and other applications they use because encryption and other features often have shortcomings, says Chris Wysopal, CISO at the security firm Veracode.
It's time to start to think about the cybersecurity agenda for the 45th president of the United States, who takes office a year from this week. What's on your list of cybersecurity challenges the next president must tackle?
For months, Congress has been scrutinizing security and privacy issues raised by the widespread adoption of electronic health records. Now many of those issues are finally being addressed in draft legislation.
Security experts say the conclusions of an inspector general's report on how the Nuclear Regulatory Commission contracts the administration of security operation centers also applies to other government agencies and private businesses.
Extortion campaigns waged by cybercriminals are expected to become more damaging in 2016, putting additional pressure on CISOs to enhance protection of internal networks and educate employees about extortionists' techniques, says iSight Partner's John Miller.
Here's why the acquisition of rival threat-intelligence firm iSight Partners by breach investigation heavyweight FireEye makes sense, and why market watchers predict that other stand-alone intelligence firms will soon get snapped up.
Matching all the right records from multiple sources to the right patient has long been a challenge because of the lack of a widely used patient identifier. That's why the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives has launched a $1 million competition to help pinpoint a practical solution.
Cyber insurance covers more than the cost of breaches of data privacy; it can play a role in protecting against the cost of a cyberattack that disrupts business operations, explains insurance specialist Tim Burke in this video interview.
A lawsuit filed against security firm Trustwave is raising questions about "PCI Professional Forensic Investigators" and how they are monitored by the PCI Security Standards Council. But experts say the onus is on companies, not the council, to ensure their security practices are adequate.