The Sony Pictures Entertainment hack, and the company's decision to yank the release of a film in the wake of hackers' threats, has provoked intense reactions. Read the comments and join the conversation.
Leading this week's industry news roundup, Trend Micro and Hewlett Packard collaborate to help fight advanced targeted threats and custom malware, while First Data and VeriFone partner to expedite EMV compliance.
The White House says that it's treating the hack attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment as a "national security matter." But it says it's too early in its investigation to definitively attribute the attacks to any particular group or nation.
The fiscal 2015 federal budget provides two agencies responsible for health information security and privacy activities with flat funding. Find out what plans are on hold, and why Congress wants greater scrutiny of EHR system interoperability.
Without ceremony, President Obama has signed five cybersecurity-related bills, including legislation to update the Federal Information Security Management Act, the law that governs federal government IT security.
Many security experts say Sony Pictures Entertainment's decision to cancel the release of the film "The Interview" following a "terror" threat made by hackers against movie theaters and theatergoers sets a dangerous precedent.
Don't take at face value the report that the U.S. government believes that North Korea hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment, numerous information security experts say, warning that hacktivists, insiders or other nations could be the culprits.
Seeking to boost participation by federal agencies and cloud-service providers in the security vetting program known as FedRAMP, the General Services Administration has issued a two-year roadmap aimed at improving and enhancing the initiative.
Hackers issued a "terror" threat against movie theaters that show the forthcoming Sony comedy "The Interview," but the U.S. Department of Homeland Security sees "no credible intelligence to indicate an active plot."
A tiny Illinois hospital was the target of an extortion scheme in which an anonymous e-mailer threatened to make public patients' information. The incident shows why providers of all sizes need to be prepared to deal with emerging threats.
As CEO of ForeScout Technologies, which focuses on continuous monitoring of networks, T. Kent Elliott says he has to anticipate the next generation of vulnerabilities. So what's the most significant emerging risk? The Internet of Things.
The healthcare sector can learn three important lessons from the recent hack attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, which compromised employee health data, says breach resolution expert Michael Bruemmer of Experian.
A breach notification letter sent by Sony Pictures Entertainment to its employees offers a conclusive look at the amount of personal information, including healthcare data, taken by hackers following a Nov. 24 "wiper" malware attack.
This past year saw the revelation of three massive security bugs that existed for lengthy periods of time before they were discovered. This infographic details those exploits and just how long they went unnoticed.