The number of people employed in the U.S. as information security analysts rocketed by 27 percent in 2016; it's more than doubled since 2011, when the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics began to track that occupation category.
College student Zachary Shames, who's pleaded guilty to developing and selling Limitless Logger spyware, was outed to the FBI by security firm Trend Micro after Shames failed to compartmentalize his online activities. Turns out hiding your identity online is harder than it might appear.
Say hello to Fruitfly, the first piece of Mac malware to be discovered this year. The two-year-old malicious code is odd - it includes code that dates from the late 1990s - and appears to be designed to exploit biomedical institutions via targeted attacks.
Two Florida men have pleaded guilty to helping operate an unlicensed bitcoin exchange, Coin.mx, as a result of a wide-ranging government investigation into a massive scheme that involved hacking into multiple financial institutions, including JPMorgan Chase.
Information security researchers have charted a steep decline in Locky ransomware and Dridex banking Trojan distribution in recent weeks. While that's good news, it may only reflect that a cybercrime gang is on vacation.
A small Indiana charity that provides support services to cancer patients is the latest apparent victim of a hacker identified as "TheDarkOverlord," an extortionist who has been tormenting the healthcare sector since last summer. But the organization is refusing to pay a ransom to retrieve lost data.
Dutch police reveal they arrested an e-commerce website developer on charges of installing backdoors that allowed him to siphon 20,000 email addresses and passwords, which he then allegedly used to commit fraud using some old-school tactics.
In a reminder that healthcare organizations continue to be targeted by more than just crypto-locking extortionists, a cyberattack against an NHS trust didn't involve ransomware - as some initial reports suggested - but rather a never-before-seen Trojan.
Critical issues that must be addressed to pave the way for broader exchange of health information are expanding the use of multifactor authentication and data encryption and making broad improvements in identity management, says David Kibbe, M.D., president and CEO of DirectTrust.
Yet another study reveals that millions of people are picking weak passwords, with "123456" remaining our collective favorite. Rules requiring stronger passwords and not forcing passwords to expire both could help boost security.
A researcher claims WhatsApp has dismissed his finding that there's a backdoor in the application that could allow attackers to unlock encrypted messages. But the controversy is more nuanced - and for most of us, much less threatening - than it might first appear.
HHS has issued new health data privacy guidance and announced a contest to create an online "model privacy notice generator." Plus, it's issued a reminder about the importance of reviewing and securing audit logs to help prevent and detect breaches.
Examining the causes of a cyberattack that blacked out Ukraine's power system leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, a report on the Anthem breach and commentary on President-elect Donald Trump's characterization of cybersecurity.