How effective are nation-backed trolls at influencing individuals via social media? An analysis of Russian trolls' accounts suggests they're designed for "causing havoc by pushing ideas, engaging other users or even taking both sides of controversial online discussions."
Government agencies face unique technology challenges in today's world, including complex legacy IT systems, antiquated processes and a prohibitive legislative budgeting cycle. Because of these challenges, many agencies are looking for creative new approaches to overcome the obstacles preventing adoption of the latest...
Mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse has been hit with one of the largest fines ever imposed by Britain's data privacy watchdog after an attacker breached its outdated WordPress installation, exposing 3 million customers' and 1,000 employees' personal details.
This episode of the ISMG Security Report is devoted to producer/host Eric Chabrow's recollection of the evolution of cybersecurity news and analysis during his nine years at Information Security Media Group. Chabrow is retiring after 45 years in journalism.
Exploring Samuel Visner's vision - patterned after the Manhattan Project and moonshot - for collaborating to create innovative ways to improve cybersecurity leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also featured: a report on legislation designed to improve the security of U.S. elections.
Legislation pending in Congress that would offer protections for companies and individuals who seek to "hack back" in retaliation against cybercriminals who have attacked them is a bad idea, contends Alan Brill of Kroll.
The latest ISMG Security Report leads with a report on a malware attack on an industrial safety system that experts contend could threaten public safety. Also, legislation giving DHS's cybersecurity unit a meaningful name progresses through Congress.
A new U.S. law signed by President Donald Trump prohibits federal agencies from running anti-virus software from Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab. The company criticized the action, saying it's being singled out based solely on where its corporate headquarters is located.
What does the title National Protection and Programs Directorate mean to you? It's not so clear, unless you are familiar with the Department of Homeland Security's organizational chart. To clarify its mission, the House has voted to rename - and revamp - the DHS agency.
A 10-member government-appointed committee in India has drafted a white paper that includes recommendations for components of a new data protection law. The government is seeking feedback on the report through Dec. 31.
A trio of Democratic senators is pushing for passage of a U.S. national data breach notification law. Data breach expert Troy Hunt tells lawmakers that data breaches will only get worse. But will Congress, which has rejected similar measures, enact this latest proposal?
Under bipartisan legislation introduced in the Senate, federal authorities would share classified cyber threat information with state election officials. The bill also would provide grants to states to support election security efforts.
Technology lawyers for Twitter, Google and Facebook vowed before a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday to implement tighter controls on their platforms after finding Russia's disinformation and propaganda efforts on social media reached far more people in the U.S. than previously thought.
A new House bill proposes that federal regulators work with healthcare providers and insurers as well as technology firms to recommend "voluntary frameworks and guidelines" to improve the cybersecurity of medical devices. But some security experts are calling for stronger mandates.