The Latest News

  • IRS: 100,000 Taxpayer Accounts Breached

    Stolen PII Helped Hackers Evade Authentication Defenses IRS: 100,000 Taxpayer Accounts Breached
    IRS headquarters in Washington

    Using personal information gained from third-party sources to circumvent authentication protections, hackers breached 100,000 accounts of taxpayers who had used the IRS's "Get Transcript" application, which has been temporarily shuttered. Read more...

  • Will MasterCard, Target Renegotiate?

    Banks Reject Breach Settlement, Push Forward with Lawsuit Will MasterCard, Target Renegotiate?

    MasterCard's breach settlement with Target has been derailed after not enough card issuers agreed to the terms. Now MasterCard is expected to attempt to renegotiate, while banks continue with a class-action lawsuit against the retailer. Read more...

  • Logjam Vulnerability: 5 Key Issues

    Don't Rush to Fix 20-Year-Old Flaw, Experts Say Logjam Vulnerability: 5 Key Issues

    While the "Logjam" vulnerability raises serious concerns, there's no need to rush related patches into place, according to several information security experts. Learn the key issues, and how organizations must respond Read more...

  • Massive 'Logjam' Flaw Discovered

    Report: NSA Likely Exploited Flaw to Crack VPNs Massive 'Logjam' Flaw Discovered

    Numerous websites, mail servers and other services - including virtual private networks as well as "all modern browsers" - have a 20-year-old flaw that could be exploited by an attacker, computer scientists warn. Read more...

  • Feds Charge Chinese with Insider Theft

    DoJ: Secrets from U.S. Firms Used to Start Up a Chinese Venture Feds Charge Chinese with Insider Theft
    A lab at Skyworks Solutions, where trade secrets were allegedly pilfered.

    Federal authorities have arrested a Chinese professor, accusing him of pilfering trade secrets from the computer systems of American high-tech companies where he and a co-conspirator once worked. Read more...

  • Article

    Beacon Health Is Latest Hacker Victim

    Phishing Leads to Email Compromise, Exposing PHI By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Beacon Health Is Latest Hacker Victim

    Another large hacker attack has been revealed in the healthcare sector. But unlike three recent big cyber-attacks, which targeted health insurers, this latest breach hit a healthcare provider organization. Experts weigh in on mitigation steps.

  • Article

    PCI: 5 New Security Requirements

    New Task Force Created to Assist Smaller Merchants By Tracy Kitten
    PCI: 5 New Security Requirements

    Five best practices noted in version 3.0 of the PCI Data Security Standard will become requirements after June 30, with remote access and third-party risks the key focus - particularly for smaller merchants.

  • Interview

    Warning: Security Alert Overload

    Expert Says Warnings and Alert Messages Are Failing Us By Mathew J. Schwartz
    Warning: Security Alert Overload

    Vendors' and software makers' over-reliance on security messages and warnings has left users habituated to them, thus rendering such alerts less effective or even worthless, warns cybersecurity expert Alan Woodward.

  • Interview

    Researcher on Medical Device Flaws

    Rios Explains Infusion Pump Vulnerabilities that Led to Alerts By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Researcher on Medical Device Flaws

    In an exclusive interview, independent security researcher Billy Rios describes security vulnerabilities that he discovered last year in medical infusion pumps, which led two federal agencies to issue recent warnings.

  • Blog

    The Internet of Buggy Things

    It's Time to Patch or Pitch Vulnerable Devices By Mathew Schwartz
    The Internet of Buggy Things

    It's no surprise that virus-wielding hackers are exploiting Internet of Things devices. Blame too many device manufacturers rushing products to market, skimping on secure development practices and failing to audit the third-party code they use.

More news...

Webinars

More webinars...

White Papers

More whitepapers...
ARTICLE Top 2014 Healthcare Breaches

The biggest 2014 U.S. health data breaches listed on the federal tally so far demonstrate that...

Latest Tweets and Mentions

ARTICLE Top 2014 Healthcare Breaches

The biggest 2014 U.S. health data breaches listed on the federal tally so far demonstrate that...

The ISMG Network