A lesson from down under: A report on unintentionally creating a distributed-denial-of-service attack aimed at oneself highlights the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, a report on interpreting HIPAA privacy standards more stringently.
An unparalleled mystery has piqued the security community's curiosity. A group calling itself the "Shadow Brokers" claims to have stolen code and exploits from the Equation Group, a nation-state spying group suspected to be affiliated with the NSA.
FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia has blamed his company's lower-than-expected quarterly revenue on the rise of ransomware and cyber extortion attacks and a decline in APT campaigns. Experts debunk those assertions.
A new research project called Amnesia tackles the password management problem by not storing full data in any one place where it can be hacked. But does this proposed solution truly offer better password security?
It's easy to look at the payments landscape and see only the flaws. But payment card security has come a long way in the past 10 years, thanks in large part to the PCI Data Security Standard. How will card security be refined in the coming decade?
In today's environment, federal and state regulators come at breached companies from all angles, with requests for investigative information, breach response plans and fines. Attorney Deborah Gersh explains why so many agencies stake their claims in breach response.
Obviously, ransomware attackers have no scruples. But the latest attacks go to even further extremes, channeling everything from Hitler to cats, as attackers hone their attempts to shake down Windows and Android users alike.
To facilitate faster decision-making, better cost control and increased transparency, many organizations now task a single executive to oversee all security, privacy and risk functions, says ADP's Roland Cloutier.
The FBI is investigating the compromise of the DNC and related party organizations. The big question is whether the FBI will be able to definitively attribute the various hacks to Russia. Former special agent Leo Taddeo offers investigatory insights.
The apparent breach of a system support portal used by Oracle MICROS to remotely access and service MICROS point-of-sale systems has raised more questions than answers. What actually happened? Which data was compromised? And who waged the attack?
Unlike other malware, ransomware practically screams and shouts at victims, and that distinct behavior holds promise for helping to better detect and block ransomware infections, according to Northeastern University security researchers.
A very advanced and targeted cyber-espionage campaign has been active for five years, and employs stealthy malware that can penetrate air-gapped networks and exfiltrate data using multiple techniques, security researchers warn.
A report on FBI Director James Comey seeking to reopen the debate over creating for law enforcement a bypass to encryption on mobile devices is among the stories featured in the latest ISMG Security Report.
Do you have $100,000 burning a hole in your pocket and an abiding love of bitcoins? If so, then the U.S. Marshals Service has an offer you can't refuse: Bid on bitcoins seized in some high-profile investigations, including the Silk Road takedown.