Hacker Hector Monsegur, also known as "Sabu," has been sentenced to time served because he aided the government in preventing or mitigating more than 300 cyber-attacks, including those against the U.S. Congress, Visa and MasterCard.
French IT services company Atos has announced its intention to purchase Bull, an enterprise data firm, to enhance its cybersecurity and big data offerings. The deal is worth $844 million, or 620 million euros.
In the more than a month since the Heartbleed bug was announced, many organizations have made progress in mitigating the risks. Security experts highlight gaps that remain and offer remediation advice.
Users spend, on average, 82 percent of their mobile minutes with apps and just 18 percent with web browsers. It's the lean, restricted functionality of mobile apps that makes them both convenient and task-oriented - and a major reason why they're so attractive to consumers and businesses. But mobile app development...
There are a number of reasons why the U.S. government indicted five Chinese army officers for hacking American corporate computers to steal intellectual property. Bringing the assailants to justice isn't one of them.
Five Chinese military officers have been indicted for hacking U.S. companies - incidents that had major consequences, including the shuttering of three American steel plants, according to U.S. Justice Department officials.
What does "IT security as a business enabler" mean? For a definition, Gartner's Paul Proctor looks to the way IT managers at a European car maker translate security problems into a language a CEO can understand.
A group of noted cryptographers, academics and business leaders will provide an independent assessment of the way the National Institute of Standards and Technology develops cryptographic standards and guidelines.
Embedding some information security practitioners within business units could help improve IT security awareness in many enterprises, reducing security risk, says Steve Durbin, global vice president of the Information Security Forum.
Community banking leaders should be preparing for more stringent oversight of cybersecurity awareness and initiatives in their upcoming FFIEC assessments, according to industry experts, including Doug Johnson of the American Bankers Association.
To address new features and new threats, the National Institute of Standards and Technology has revised its guidance for transport layer protocol. Learn about the recommendations for protecting data during transmission.
The chairman of a House committee has requested that the GAO conduct "end-to-end testing" of the HealthCare.gov website for Obamacare, greatly expanding GAO's security review plans. But federal officials say extensive testing of the site is ongoing.