GovInfoSecurity announces its seventh annual list of top influencers - lawmakers, top government officials, practitioners and thought-leaders whose leadership has a substantial influence on government cybersecurity policy.
Reports on the Ukrainian energy supplier hack have left many crucial questions unanswered: Who was involved, did malware directly trigger a blackout and are other suppliers at risk from similar attacks? Cybersecurity experts offer potential answers.
A modification to the HIPAA Privacy Rule designed to help identify those who are prohibited, for specific mental health reasons, from having a firearm will have little impact on most healthcare providers because it's so narrow in scope.
A power blackout that recently affected about 1.4 million Ukrainians has been tied to an espionage Trojan called BlackEnergy. The attack appears to be the first time that hackers have successfully used malware to help disrupt energy-generation systems.
To minimize the risk of business email compromise schemes and similar types of fraud, senior executives at businesses should avoid posting information about their activities on social media and other accessible forums, says security expert Chuck Easttom.
Organizations that discover they're victims of business email compromise exploits should immediately contact law enforcement officials to report the attacks to improve the odds of finding the perpetrators, says Assistant U.S. Attorney Camelia Lopez in this video interview.
A security researcher claims he's found an Internet-connected "leaky database" that is storing voter registration records for 191 million Americans. But who's apparently been leaving the information exposed?
Banking and government institutions, and other organizations that employ Juniper Networks gear, are being actively targeted after the company warned that it discovered that someone added a backdoor to the firmware in 2012. Who's responsible?
The FBI is reportedly investigating newly discovered "unauthorized code" in the firmware that runs the NetScreen firewalls built by Juniper Networks, which attackers could have been using to remotely access devices and decrypt traffic without leaving a trace.
President Obama has signed legislation to incentivize businesses to share cyber threat information with the federal government. On Dec. 18, both houses of Congress passed the measure as part of a $1.1 trillion spending package.
In the largest monetary award obtained by the FTC in an enforcement action, LifeLock has agreed to pay $100 million to settle a case that, in part, stemmed from the identity protection company failing to establish and maintain an information security program to protect customers' personally identifiable information.
A detailed new report to Congress recommends several steps to ease the secure sharing of patient information, paving the way for better coordination of care and improved patient outcomes. What hurdles were identified?
FireEye has issued an emergency security alert - and related patch - to fix a serious flaw discovered by Google researchers. The episode follows FireEye earlier this year being criticized for serving an injunction against other security researchers.