Were DDoS attacks against major American banks in 2012 waged in retribution for U.S. government actions? A recently leaked top-secret memo prepared in 2013 for Keith Alexander, who was then NSA director, seems to confirm that's the case.
The expansion of some major federal government cybersecurity initiatives would be suspended if Congress does not fund the Department of Homeland Security by week's end, when a temporary appropriation ends.
Lenovo says it is working to remotely delete Superfish adware that it preinstalled on many laptops for consumers. But US-CERT warns that many products use the Komodia root certificate that is triggering security warnings.
Learning more about potential attackers and their preferred information targets is one of the best ways organizations can mitigate their cyber-attack risks, says Bank of the West's David Pollino, a featured speaker at ISMG's Fraud Summit LA.
Some security experts contend that users of numerous types of Lenovo PCs and laptops are at risk of having their encrypted traffic get intercepted because of installed-by-default Superfish adware, which handles digital certificates insecurely.
In a Feb. 13 keynote speech at a cybersecurity summit, President Obama described the cyberworld as the "wild, wild West" and the American government as the sheriff. Then he signed an executive order aimed at boosting cyberthreat information sharing.
What are the top security priorities for healthcare's "CIO of the Year"? Bolstering defenses against phishing, malware and remote attacks head the list, says Sue Schade, CIO at the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers.
Enterprise IT administrators are being urged to immediately patch a flaw that affects every Windows system released for the past 15 years. Attackers could remotely exploit the flaw to take control of a device and run any code of their choice.
As hack attacks, such as the breach of Anthem Inc., become more common, it's more critical than ever for organizations to carry out an "adaptive defense model" to protect sensitive information, says Dave Merkel, chief technology officer at FireEye.
The Anthem breach, which possibly started with a phishing campaign, is a prime example of how hackers are perfecting their schemes to target key employees who have access to valued information, says Dave Jevans of the Anti-Phishing Working Group.
President Obama twice threatened to veto info sharing bills sponsored by Rep. Mike McCaul. So when the Texas Republican backs the Democratic president's plan for a cyberthreat intelligence center, you've got to think it's a great idea. Maybe, maybe not.
The Obama administration has announced creation of a federal agency to analyze information culled from other agencies to battle cyberthreats to the government and the private sector. But the action is already drawing criticism.
In the wake of the cyber-attack against Anthem Inc., New York's Department of Financial Services has announced plans to conduct cybersecurity assessments of insurers doing business in the state. Experts say other states may follow New York's lead.