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.
The subscription-based breach notification service LeakedSource appears to have gone dry. Security expert Troy Hunt says the privacy writing has been on the wall for the site, owing to it selling access to stolen personal data.
An overlooked security setting on Twitter may have allowed a hacker to guess the password-reset email addresses tied to accounts used by President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence plus a top adviser. What's the risk?
Targeted breaches are increasing and they share a common thread - a kill chain that exploits privileged users and their credentials to gain access to sensitive systems. Steve McCullar of CA Technologies discusses how privileged access management can break that kill chain.
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.
A 2015 incident involving unauthorized access to a database that healthcare professionals use to check insurance eligibility of patients appears to have resulted in a breach affecting 220,000 individuals, according to just-released details.
In his eight years in the White House, former President Barack Obama made cybersecurity a priority. But will his legacy be his administration's various IT security initiatives or the damaging breaches that occurred during his tenure? That's the lead story in the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report.
Donald Trump's inauguration has led to a call for a mass online protest of questionable legality designed to "occupy" the White House website. Separately, Anonymous has threatened Trump with "regret" and promised to unearth compromising information.
The number of reported U.S. data breaches hit an all-time high in 2016, according to Identity Theft Resource Center. But for half of all breaches, the number of exposed records isn't known. And what about all of the breaches that just haven't come to light?
As President Trump delivered his inaugural address, the White House transitioned its website from the Obama to the Trump administration. Immediately, Trump's team posted a series of position papers, including one that addressed - albeit briefly - cybersecurity.
Say hello to Fruitfly, the first piece of Mac malware to be discovered this year. The two-year-old malicious code is odd - it includes code that dates from the late 1990s - and appears to be designed to exploit biomedical institutions via targeted attacks.
College student Zachary Shames, who's pleaded guilty to developing and selling Limitless Logger spyware, was outed to the FBI by security firm Trend Micro after Shames failed to compartmentalize his online activities. Turns out hiding your identity online is harder than it might appear.
In its second HIPAA enforcement action for 2017, HHS has slapped an insurer with a $2.2 million settlement in the wake of a relatively small breach, citing the company's lack of timely corrective action.