Weaponized roller coasters? Kidnappers hacking babycams? Forget over-the-top "CSI: Cyber" hacking plots. The hackers behind the Rogers ISP breach, in their quest for bitcoins, claim they wielded nothing more serious than a telephone call.
The CEO of Bit9 speaks from experience: His firm was hacked, sensitive data stolen and customers put at risk. And what's happened since represents his mission to fend off attackers, even as they refine their hacks.
Massive breaches, such as the recent hacker attack on health insurer Anthem, highlight why it's important for organizations to understand their breach notification obligations under state laws as well as HIPAA, says attorney Brad Rostolsky.
Word that Hillary Clinton maintained a personal email server while secretary of state has elevated cybersecurity and privacy as political issues. But it's just the latest example of such issues grabbing the attention of U.S. voters.
Small and mid-size businesses might not be able to afford participating in voluntary programs to share and receive cyberthreat information, as President Obama has proposed, industry representatives tell Congress.
Kevin Greenfield, director of bank IT for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, says FFIEC agencies are working to help financial institutions shore up cybersecurity, and a big focus for regulators is third-party risks.
Anthem Inc. has refused to allow a federal watchdog agency to conduct vulnerability scans of its systems in the wake of its recent massive data breach. The health insurer also refused to allow scans by the same agency in 2013.
Many Apple and Android devices are vulnerable to a TLS/SSL "Freak" flaw, which could be exploited to subvert secure Web connections. The flaw is a legacy of U.S. government export restrictions on strong crypto.
A recent incident involving disposed in a vendor's dumpster is an example of why healthcare organizations say business associates taking inadequate security steps ranks as their No. 1 perceived breach threat today.
Congress has voted to fund the Department of Homeland Security through September, the end of the fiscal year, averting another threatened shutdown that would have curtailed some cybersecurity programs.
Canadian Internet service provider Rogers Communications has confirmed that information about the company and its customers was leaked after attackers successfully targeted one of its employees via a social engineering attack.
Because of lax information security controls, the systems that control air traffic in the United States are at "increased and unnecessary risk," GAO says. Leaders of the congressional panels with FAA oversight want to know why.