French police say they've disrupted the operations of the Retadup malware gang by subverting attackers' command-and-control infrastructure to delete the malicious code from 850,000 infected PCs and servers worldwide. The move came after police received a tip and technical assistance from security firm Avast.
Facebook won a victory in Germany after a court suspended an order from the Federal Cartel Office that sought to prohibit the social network from aggregating personal data from other services and sources. The Cartel Office plans to appeal the ruling.
The list of victims affected by the American Medical Collection Agency data breach continues to grow, with four more organizations recently identified. Meanwhile, other significant data breach reports have emerged from Presbyterian Healthcare Services in New Mexico and Massachusetts General Hospital.
Sweden's Data Protection Authority has issued its first fine for violations of the European Union's General Data Protection regulation after a school launched a facial recognition pilot program to track students' attendance without proper consent.
Security leadership requires far more than knowing about the latest technology, says Joyce Brocaglia, founder of the Executive Women's Forum, who offers insights on how CISOs can enhance their reputations.
What's the best way to define a "zero trust" approach to security? And what are the potential benefits? M.K. Palmore of Palo Alto Networks, a former FBI agent, offers insights on making the most of the approach.
Network detection and response, endpoint detection and response, and SIEM are the "visibility triad" of critical data sources for effective threat hunting and incident response, says Matt Cauthorn of Extrahop, who explains why.
Within a month, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security hopes to launch a program to help states protect voter registration databases and systems in advance of the 2020 presidential election. Security experts say that in light of recent ransomware attacks against units of government, the effort is overdue.
The Department of Health and Human Services has issued proposed changes to privacy rules related to the sharing of patient records created by federally assisted substance use disorder treatment programs. Do the proposals go too far, or not far enough?
Apple released a patch on Monday that fixes a bug it accidentally reintroduced in a previous patch update. The flaw allowed iOS enthusiasts to jailbreak their up-to-date devices, but also could have been put to malicious use by hackers.
With new threats targeting the nation's critical infrastructure, partnerships among government and private-sector security professionals are more critical than ever, says Brian Harrell of the new U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.