Televisions that spy on their users have long been a trope of dystopian fiction, including George Orwell's "1984." But the spying TV appears to be far from fictional, according to a new settlement agreement reached between the FTC and smart-TV maker Vizio.
Legislation to tighten insider threat defenses at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has passed the House of Representatives and goes to the Senate, which failed to consider a similar measure that passed the House in the last Congress.
Facebook is aiming to make account recovery and password resets more secure with a new, updated approach that eliminates outdated weaknesses such as emailed reset links, SMS messages and security questions.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report leads with news that several senior White House staffers had been using a private email server. Also, fueled by worries over Russian hacking, the Australian government plans to educate political parties on improving cybersecurity.
Leo Scanlon, deputy CISO at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will take a lead role as HHS sharpens its ongoing focus on cybersecurity issues, an effort that will continue under the Trump administration, he explains.
Four years after a messy legal battle sparked by Edward Snowden using its service, the secure email provider Lavabit is back with a new platform designed to provide better privacy protection - users can select from "trustful," "cautious" or "paranoid" modes - by encrypting both email content and metadata.
Hackers have apparently hijacked potentially thousands of vulnerable MongoDB databases and demanded ransoms for the return of critical data, with some victims paying up, according to security researchers.
The Obama administration has failed to reach agreement with 40 other nations on easing restrictions on exports of certain intrusion software, sometimes called "spyware," that could be exploited by repressive regimes - but also could be used to help secure computer systems.
Cyberattacks waged by organized crime groups are simultaneously targeting a wider array of industries worldwide, which is why cross-industry threat information sharing is more critical than ever, says Brian Engle, executive director of the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center.
Soltra Edge, the automated threat intelligence sharing platform that had been slated to be phased out, has been rescued by NC4, a cyber threat intelligence firm that has purchased the platform, Bill Nelson of FS-ISAC explains in this exclusive audio interview.
Just two years after its launch, Soltra Edge, the automated threat-intelligence sharing platform designed by the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center and The Depository Trust and Clearing Corp., is being taken off the market. Experts weigh in on the reasons behind the surprising decision.
The success of Operation SAMBRE, a global cybercrime investigation into the theft of billions of dollars from banks throughout the world, proves why information sharing between law enforcement and the private sector is key to battling cybercrime.
A group that hacked the Democratic National Committee - believed to be operating from Russia - has resumed its spear-phishing attacks, including fake emails bearing the names of Harvard University and the Clinton Foundation.
I'm looking forward to this week in London, where Jason Tunn of the Metropolitan Police Service will walk us through a high-profile cybercrime investigation that resulted in the 2015 arrest of two British hackers with links to Russia after they attacked leading U.K. banks with the Dridex banking Trojan.