A Google-like search engine known as ICReach has enabled government agencies to share more than 850 billion records from phone calls, e-mails and Internet chat sessions, according to a report that cites leaked documents from Edward Snowden.
News that Community Health Systems suffered a massive data breach illustrated yet again the U.S. healthcare sector's vulnerability. This infographic takes a look at the top five health data breaches in recent years.
Sony has restored service to its PlayStation Network and Sony Entertainment Network sites after services were disrupted by a DDoS attack by the group "Lizard Squad." Little is known of the group, except its penchant for jihadist claims.
What lessons can be learned from recent high-profile breaches? IT security experts John Pescatore of the SANS Institute and Ron Ross of NIST explain how organizations can work to mitigate the new-style data breach threat. Listen to the conversation.
Security intelligence firm LogRhythm has launched what it calls a "threat intelligence ecosystem" in collaboration with five other security vendors, giving customers the ability to customize the information they want in their intelligence feeds.
The social network LinkedIn has agreed to settle a consolidated class action lawsuit stemming from a June 2012 data breach that compromised 6.5 million hashed passwords. Find out the financial details of the settlement.
More than 1,000 U.S. businesses have likely been infected by Backoff, a new point-of-sale malware linked to numerous remote-access attacks, according to an Aug. 22 advisory from the Department of Homeland Security.
Financial institutions feel the pain of recent retail breaches, and they seek new ways to secure payments and fight fraud. But how can security leaders influence changes within their own organizations?
Patients and healthcare providers need to recognize that Web-enabled mobile health devices that fall under the umbrella of the "Internet of Things" potentially can put personal information at risk, says Intel Security executive Greg Brown.
2014 has seen an explosion of mobile banking demand and services. But as the channel grows, so do the threats against it. What are today's top threats, and how can institutions offer more secure mobile banking?
White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel is under fire for perceived 'bragging' about his lack of technical expertise. But was Daniel, in fact, bragging? And is he off base in saying his job doesn't require deep technical experience?
As more organizations accommodate employees' demands to use mobile devices, ensuring the security of the applications on those smart phones and tablets has become critical. That's why NIST is developing new apps testing guidance.
Leading this week's industry news roundup, FreedomPay unveils a point-to-point-encryption payment technology solution as part of its cloud-based platform, and Rain Networks and Data Motion launch a partnership.