An analysis of how the Donald Trump administration will address health IT security and privacy leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, the ramifications of a big breach, and an FBI agent tackles ransomware.
The breach of Democratic Party computers led to the release of a trove of emails embarrassing to Hillary Clinton that might have swayed the election. Should the IT security community fess up? Also, top government cybersecurity policymakers assess President-elect Donald Trump as an IT security influencer.
Donald Trump pledges to conduct a review of U.S. cyber defenses and vulnerabilities as one of his first acts as president. Melissa Hathaway, who led a similar review for Barack Obama nearly eight years ago, says it's important for an incoming president to get the lay of the land.
Two NIST initiatives aim to close the cybersecurity skills gap. One is an interactive, online tool known as CyberSeek; the other is updated guidance known as the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework. In this audio report, NICE Director Rodney Petersen explains the connection between the two.
Thank Mark Zuckerberg's taped-over webcam and the Paris robbery of Kim Kardashian West for waking up the average consumer to the security risks they face from using technology and social media, social engineering expert Sharon Conheady says in this audio interview.
An explanation of how the FBI likely was able to quickly review 650,000 emails found on a computer shared by a top aide to Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads the latest ISMG Security Report. Also, this week's ISMG Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit in London is previewed.
The Domain Name System is crucial to the functioning of the internet, but largely taken for granted - until it breaks. In an audio interview, Cricket Liu of Infoblox discusses how DNS providers must improve security.
How did the FBI likely approach its examination of the computer of Hillary Clinton's close aide Huma Abedin to determine if it contained classified materials? Forensic expert Rob Lee explains just how such an examination occurs.
The latest ISMG Security Report features a special report on potential cyber threats that could damage the integrity of the U.S. presidential election. Also, an analysis of the harm caused by Australia's largest breach of personal information.
From ransomware to targeted social engineering attacks, the threats to healthcare entities have changed enormously. Isn't it time for healthcare's cybersecurity strategy to change, too? That's the premise of Optum's Aaron Rinehart.
The ransomware-as-a-service operation known as Cerber is earning at least $200,000 per month via ransoms paid by victims, says Check Point Software Technologies' Gadi Naveh. In an audio interview, he explains that bitcoins and high levels of automation are key to the operation's success.
The latest ISMG Security Report kicks off with a bit of history: Comparing the similarities between remediating the year 2000 data problem, known as Y2K, that enterprises faced at the end of the 20th century with today's initiatives to drive IT security by modernizing information systems.
An evaluation of new U.S. government guidance to prevent the hacking of automotive computers and electronics leads the latest ISMG Security Report. Also, IBM takes responsibility for the impact of a DDoS attack and a preview of the ISMG Healthcare Security Summit.