Security comes to Las Vegas this week in the form of Black Hat USA 2017. Hot sessions range from an analysis of power grid malware and "cyber fear as a service" to details of two major hacker takedowns and how the world's two largest ransomware families cash out their attacks.
Localized skimming attacks, whether waged against ATMs or self-service gas pumps, continue to wreak havoc on banks and credit unions. And we're likely to see an uptick in 2017 as fraudsters ramp up their efforts to cash in.
Christopher Painter, who has advocated for diplomatic engagement with cyber friends and foes alike, is leaving his post as coordinator of cyber issues at the State Department, a job he has held since early 2011.
While the U.K. is beefing up funding for hospital cybersecurity, in the U.S., some Congressional leaders are pushing for moves that could have the unintended consequence of sapping security investments by some healthcare providers.
A new report into the state of consumer routers by Carnegie Mellon researchers is unsparing in its criticism: It's a market of lemons, and virtually all of the test models had security problems. What's the solution?