The House has passed a privacy bill that would strengthen the legal protection afforded to emails older than 180 days. The bill now moves to the Senate, where it died last year after some senators tacked on controversial, privacy-eroding amendments.
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.
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 group that hacked the Democratic National Committee - believed to be operating from Russia - has resumed its spear-phishing attacks, including fake emails bearing the names of Harvard University and the Clinton Foundation.
Yahoo is appealing to the U.S. director of national intelligence to declassify an order that allegedly required the company to install secret spying software that scanned incoming email accounts for specific content.
Yahoo, now negotiating its sale to Verizon, has posted an increase in quarterly profits and page views, bolstering its case that its massive data breach didn't irrevocably damage its value. But with ad revenues in decline, time is running out.
Markus Jakobsson, Chief Scientist at Agari, has released a new book focused on socially-engineered schemes. What are the key takeaways, and how can security leaders improve their abilities to fight back against the schemers?
Security expert Sean Sullivan isn't surprised that the massive 2014 breach of Yahoo, which exposed at least 500 million account details, only recently came to light. Here's why, as well as what users must learn from this breach.
Agari's John Wilson doesn't just fight email fraud schemes - he also is the occasional target. What have the fraudsters inadvertently taught him about their latest tactics? And how can these lessons help organizations to improve their defenses? Find out in this video interview.
CEO fraud campaigns are becoming far more common. A recent attack against our company was deflected because of the alertness of a staff member who received a fraudulent wire transfer request, illustrating why well-informed employees truly are the best lines of defense against these schemes.
A recently reported health data breach in Colorado offers a reminder that organizations must take precautions to prevent and detect data leakage involving current and former employees inappropriately using personal email.
A recent interview about Hillary Clinton's email server controversy drew numerous comments, with respondents divided over whether users will devise ways to circumvent systems safeguards to do their jobs more effectively. Join the conversation.
Missing from the analysis and debate regarding the U.S. government's decision not to prosecute presumptive Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for using a private email server while secretary of state is this simple fact: Secure IT systems aren't tailored to function the way people behave.