Target has reached a record settlement agreement with 47 states' attorneys general over its 2013 data breach. The breach resulted in hackers compromising 41 million customers' payment card details and contact details for more than 60 million customers being exposed.
The Donald Trump administration, in its fiscal 2018 budget, outlines steps it contends would strengthen the U.S. federal government's information systems, even as it would cut some cybersecurity spending at specific agencies.
As enterprises rely more and more on cloud applications to run their businesses, they face challenges imposed by traditional hub-and-spoke architectures. Now that services have moved to the cloud, backhauling all your traffic to your data centers introduces a lot of complexity that can impact performance and quickly...
As ransomware attackers continue to hone their craft, defense also is evolving. Con Mallon of CrowdStrike discusses what to do - and what not to do - when your organization is struck by ransomware.
"Do nothing doesn't work," says Mallon, the Senior Director of Product Marketing at CrowdStrike. "We have to come up...
Voice biometrics: Is it good enough to protect people's bank accounts? Also, the ISMG Security Report goes to Belfast, Northern Ireland, for this year's OWASP AppSec Europe conference, including a visit to the Titanic museum - hopefully not a metaphor for the discipline.
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Government Web portals are the digital equivalent of a city hall, county agency or state office, where constituents and business owners can do everything from paying parking tickets, filing taxes or applying for health insurance to viewing legislative sessions or obtaining information in a public emergency. Despite...
During 2015, federal departments collectively reported 77,183 cybersecurity incidents, a 10 percent increase from 2014. Despite these increases, there does seem to be a silver lining: government is getting better and more capable at responding to cyberattacks.
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A watchdog agency's audit of Virginia's Medicaid information systems found security weaknesses that could potentially leave beneficiaries' data vulnerable. Security experts say the audit's recommended improvements are needed at many healthcare organizations.
Good news for many victims of WannaCry: Free tools developed by a trio of French security researchers can be used to decrypt some PCs that were forcibly encrypted by the ransomware, if the prime numbers used to build the crypto keys remain in Windows memory.
WannaCry ransomware victims who haven't backed up their files have a tough choice: take a risk paying the ransom or just accept the loss. But there's a slim glimmer of hope: French researchers have figured out a way to decrypt files without paying, although their tools won't work for everyone.
Reports on how the U.S. Congress is taking steps to toughen cybersecurity lead the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, an analysis of a Government Accountability Office study on the IoT landscape and the security threats facing the internet of things.