Ransomware attacks are getting more agile, varied and widespread, and are increasingly taking aim at businesses of all sizes in all sectors, rather than consumers. That's why employee education is so critical.
A draft bill circulating in Congress to create national requirements for data breach notification could be the vehicle used to win support for a compromise from lawmakers supporting the divergent interests of the business community and privacy advocates.
Google has warned Google Apps administrators that their private Whois contact information has been exposed. The leak affects more than 282,000 administrators, and places them at greater risk of ID theft and spam attacks, according to Cisco.
The Senate Intelligence Committee has passed a cyberthreat information sharing bill known as CISA, but it's unclear whether it provides liability protections for businesses and privacy safeguards for citizens that would receive White House approval.
The federal government plans to let businesses lead the way in creating standards for new cyberthreat information sharing and analysis organizations, much as it did when it created the cybersecurity framework.
Although breaches affecting U.S. retailers are widely reported, Verizon's new PCI Compliance Report shows increases in the theft of payment card data and other personal information span numerous industries in all international markets.
Legislation being drafted by Rep. Michael Burgess, M.D., R-Texas, proposes devising new methods to measure interoperability standards compliance by electronic health records vendors, with a goal of easing secure national data exchange.
Both Microsoft and Apple this week released patches to address the so-called "Freak" flaw in SSL/TLS. Microsoft also released a fix that addresses a failed 2010 patch for a vulnerability that was exploited by the Stuxnet malware.
A former customer service representative at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is among 11 individuals recently arrested in connection with an alleged identity theft scheme that resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in credit fraud.
Apple has unveiled its long-awaited Apple Watch, which the company will begin shipping in nine countries on April 24. Security experts highlight the use of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi as potential security concerns and discuss other security-related issues.
President Obama, in announcing the TechHire program, outlines a plan to help employers fill more than a half million vacant IT jobs in the United States, including those requiring cybersecurity, software development and network administration skills.
While federal regulators flesh out details of a "roadmap" for electronic health record interoperability, five GOP senators are demanding that more attention be paid to the security and privacy of patient data as it's shared among healthcare providers.
The U.S. Justice Department has charged three men - two are in custody - for hacks against email service providers - including Epsilon - that allegedly resulted in the theft of 1 billion email addresses, many later used in massive spam campaigns.
The Senate Intelligence Committee could consider in the coming days new cyberthreat information sharing legislation that's seen as more to the liking of the business community than the measure proposed by President Obama.
As part of its biggest reorganization in its nearly seven-decade history, the Central Intelligence Agency is creating a Directorate of Digital Innovation that will use cyber technology to amass and analyze intelligence.