Hacker Hector Monsegur, also known as "Sabu," has been sentenced to time served because he aided the government in preventing or mitigating more than 300 cyber-attacks, including those against the U.S. Congress, Visa and MasterCard.
French IT services company Atos has announced its intention to purchase Bull, an enterprise data firm, to enhance its cybersecurity and big data offerings. The deal is worth $844 million, or 620 million euros.
In the more than a month since the Heartbleed bug was announced, many organizations have made progress in mitigating the risks. Security experts highlight gaps that remain and offer remediation advice.
Healthcare organizations are becoming a bigger target for cybercriminals because so much more clinical and financial information is now stored in potentially vulnerable information systems, says security expert Mac McMillan.
Sen. Mary Landrieu, facing a tough re-election campaign, is turning her position on a bill to strengthen DHS's cybersecurity workforce into campaign fodder to highlight her anti-Washington credentials with voters.
Several state attorneys general are investigating the data breach at eBay, which potentially exposed the encrypted passwords of 145 million customers. Plus, the New York AG is asking the company to provide free credit monitoring to those affected.
None of the executive branch agencies that have regulatory authority over critical infrastructure operators will impose new cybersecurity rules on the industries they regulate, according to White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel.
Supporters of a stronger version of the USA Freedom Act pin their hopes on the Senate after the House overwhelmingly approved a watered-down version of the measure aimed at curtailing the government's collection of American's phone records.