Mattel will sell a cloud-connected $75 "Hello Barbie" doll that can "listen" to what kids are saying and talk back. But security experts warn that anything that connects to the Internet can - and will - be hacked.
The federal government plans to let businesses lead the way in creating standards for new cyberthreat information sharing and analysis organizations, much as it did when it created the cybersecurity framework.
Although breaches affecting U.S. retailers are widely reported, Verizon's new PCI Compliance Report shows increases in the theft of payment card data and other personal information span numerous industries in all international markets.
Both Microsoft and Apple this week released patches to address the so-called "Freak" flaw in SSL/TLS. Microsoft also released a fix that addresses a failed 2010 patch for a vulnerability that was exploited by the Stuxnet malware.
During her first month on the job, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used a private email server that lacked a digital certificate that would have ensured encrypted and authenticated email communications, surmises security firm Venafi.
A former customer service representative at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is among 11 individuals recently arrested in connection with an alleged identity theft scheme that resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in credit fraud.
When IT veteran Branden Spikes founded his own company devoted to isolating browsers from attacks, he thought building the technology would be the top challenge. The venture capital community proved him wrong.
A banking regulator's comments about the need for retailers to bear responsibility for card breaches are outdated. Merchants aren't to blame for our broken payments system. Rather than point fingers, regulators need to offer stronger leadership.
Apple has unveiled its long-awaited Apple Watch, which the company will begin shipping in nine countries on April 24. Security experts highlight the use of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi as potential security concerns and discuss other security-related issues.
West Virginia United Health System is taking a multi-step approach to thwarting insider threats, including aggressive analysis of access audits, says assistant CIO Mark Combs, who helps lead the system's privacy and security efforts.
"Align technology with businesses" is an old phrase. But information security is now part of this change, making strides to align with growth as a business enabler. Enter: the converged technology operations center.
The latest annual Office of Management and Budget report to Congress on agencies' FISMA compliance shows IT security is complex and tough to effectively implement, with authentication, in particular, a challenge.
POS vendor NEXTEP Systems is investigating a security breach that exposed card data from at least one of its restaurant customers - the latest in a series of breaches that have led back to POS vendors.
President Obama, in announcing the TechHire program, outlines a plan to help employers fill more than a half million vacant IT jobs in the United States, including those requiring cybersecurity, software development and network administration skills.
The U.S. Justice Department has charged three men - two are in custody - for hacks against email service providers - including Epsilon - that allegedly resulted in the theft of 1 billion email addresses, many later used in massive spam campaigns.