Israel is being blamed - or, perhaps, taking credit - for the creation of Flame, the sophisticated cyberspyware that has targeted organizations in the Middle East, especially its mortal enemy, the government of Iran.
Weeks, months or even years often go by before organizations discover they've been hacked, not learning of the attack until law-enforcement authorities inform them, says recently retired FBI Executive Assistant Director Shawn Henry.
Cybersecurity Act sponsors intensify their campaign to enact the legislation that would change the way the government protects critical federal and private-sector IT networks as a group of key Republican senators offers an alternative bill.
Verisign Inc. may have followed the letter of the law when revealing a series of breaches in an SEC filing. But the company that assures the flow of a hefty portion of Internet traffic should have been more forthright to ease the minds of its various constituencies.
A wave of security breaches serves as a catalyst for all types of organizations to assess the need for cyber insurance. Here's the story of one institution that saw the threat and took out a $10 million policy.
New research from Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute provides further evidence why IT security isn't just the problem of an enterprise's security organization but of its top non-IT leadership as well.
Facial recognition, arguably, is the technology that most threatens individual privacy online, and that's on the mind of Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller, who has asked the FTC to report on its growing use.
Don't be too fast to blame Research In Motion for the disruption in BlackBerry service if your organization suffered from the lack of e-mail exchanges. It could be partly your fault, too, says noted infosec lawyer Francoise Gilbert.