Nothing says "you really screwed up" like receiving the Pwnie Award for "Most Epic Fail" at the annual Black Hat conference. Hence it's no surprise that in the wake of its mega breach, the win goes to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
Medical billing company Intermedix, part of Advanced Data Processing, faces a lawsuit in the wake of a breach that resulted in a prison sentence for a former employee who pleaded guilty in a tax fraud case. Find out more about this unusual suit targeting a business associate.
Enough talk about the cybersecurity skills gap; it's time for a new strategy for filling it, says ISACA's Eddie Schwartz. The new CSX Practitioner certification is a step in the right direction, he says.
Attributing who's behind cyberattacks is essential because it helps organizations build better defenses against future attacks, says Greg Kesner, former chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Data Intercept program.
Human resources departments can play an important role in helping to prevent insider breaches, says Reid Stephan, IT security director at St. Luke's Health System. In an interview, he describes his organization's strategy.
The Black Hat conference features presentations that have already led to very public warnings about remotely hackable flaws in everything from Jeep Cherokees and Linux-powered rifles to Android mobile devices and Mac OS X.
Health data breach statistics for 2015 are stunning. So far this year, just the top five breaches have impacted 99.3 million individuals. And all five involved hacker attacks. Security experts discuss what's going on - and what can be done to mitigate the risks.
"Defend everything" is not working. And as attacks get more sophisticated, attackers are innovating in ways that challenge organizations shackled by legacy security strategies, says FireEye's Bryce Boland.
Georgia Tech researchers are attempting to develop new processes and technologies to more easily detect malware. The goal, researcher Wenke Lee explains, is to find an effective way to identify and expunge advanced persistent threats
News that charges were filed last week against two California residents for their alleged roles in the 2011 Michaels crafts stores breach, which involved terminal tampering, is a reminder of how much hackers have improved their techniques in just four years.
The 30-day Cybersecurity Sprint overseen by Federal CIO Tony Scott has crossed the finish line, but in reality, it looks more like a starting gate to a marathon to get the federal government to secure its battered IT.
As a result of a continuing investigation, the estimated number of organizations affected by a recent cyberattack on Web-based electronic health records vendor Medical Informatics Engineering and its personal health records subsidiary, NoMoreClipBoard, has ballooned.
The toolbar distributed by Chinese-language search engine Baidu is being targeted by opportunistic attackers and used to exfiltrate corporate secrets, warns Rob Eggebrecht, president and CEO of the security firm InteliSecure.
The FBI says numerous financial services firms continue to face DDoS and stolen-data-dump threats from supposed hackers. Security experts say the only effective and sustainable defense is preparation - not payoffs.