President Obama ordered increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks to cripple Iranian nuclear enrichment centrifuges as part of a major expansion of America's first persistent use of cyberweapons, according to a new report.
Flame is designed to carry out cyber espionage and steal valuable information, including but not limited to computer display contents, information about targeted systems, stored files, contact data and audio conversations.
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.
One measure of an incident's impact is dollars lost of fraud. But the "soft" costs - loss of reputation and productivity - are the ones that most get the attention of Terry Austin of Guardian Analytics.
Imagine a computer network that can fool intruders into seeing configurations that in reality don't exist, making it hard for them to invade the system. That's what Scott DeLoach is trying to figure out how to do.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation warns of a scheme involving pop-up windows through which fraudsters trick travelers into installing bogus software updates. The "updates" are really malware installations.
The Department of Homeland Security has issued a report on the risks involved in using wireless medical devices and other mobile technologies in healthcare and the best practices for mitigating threats.
"You need to educate people, and you need to have the right control procedures in place to ensure that people are aware of insider fraud," says Larry Ponemon, offering tips to reduce insider risks.
In an interview about the insider threat, Ponemon discusses:
Key findings from this new research;
What needs to be...