An Ohio community college is notifying 290,000 people of a data theft breach this spring that may have compromised their personal and health information. Security researchers say small schools such as this are now favored targets. Some 80% of schools have reported hacking incidents in the past year.
Cybersecurity experts urged Congress to avoid a government shutdown on Oct. 1 - the start of the new federal fiscal year - telling a House panel that a lapse would damage efforts to keep the nation secure. Congress has yet to approve funding bills necessary to keep most federal agencies operational.
China hasn't ordered any restrictions on the use of Apple iPhones by government agencies, according to a Chinese government spokesperson, but the official cited recent security flaws in the iPhone and warned that foreign mobile device manufacturers must abide by domestic information security laws.
Government agencies are adopting zero trust architectures, both to meet regulatory requirements, but also as a security imperative to mature their security posture, however the specific challenges faced differ from those of commercial entities. Watch this webinar to gain insights into a dedicated Zero Trust practice...
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed an executive order to study the development, use and risks of artificial intelligence, and develop a process to deploy "trustworthy AI" in the state government. The order calls for a staggered implementation over the next two years.
Has the cry of the Qakbot come to an end? While the pernicious, multifunction malware fell quiet last week thanks to Operation "Duck Hunt," lucrative cybercrime operations have a history of rebooting themselves. Rivals also offer ready alternatives to ransomware groups and other criminal users.
In the latest weekly update, Jeremy Grant of Venable joins three ISMG editors to discuss why the U.S. government is taking a back seat on digital identity issues, the risks of artificial intelligence, and takeaways from the U.S. Cyber Safety Review Board's recent report on cybercrime group Lapsus$.
The new U.S. reporting requirements will force publicly traded companies in industries outside of financial services with fewer regulations to improve their security practices. Snyk CEO Peter McKay advised public companies in possession of credit card numbers or other PII to level up.
In the latest "Proof of Concept," two CyberEd board members, Connecticut state CISO Jeff Brown and Maricopa County CISO Lester Godsey, join ISMG editors to discuss securing digital government services, improving user experiences and balancing user convenience with robust identity verification.
London's Metropolitan Police Service is investigating a serious data breach that may have exposed names, ranks and photographs for potentially all 47,000 personnel, after someone gained "unauthorized access to the IT system" of one of its suppliers.
A new healthcare-focused research agency is seeking proposals for innovative cybersecurity technologies that can apply a national security approach to protecting this highly targeted civilian industry. Today's off-the-shelf software is falling short, the agency said.
Malicious actors often devise ingenuous ways to infiltrate networks. Michael Sikorski, CTO and vice president of engineering of Unit 42 at Palo Alto Networks, shed light on an unconventional tactic deployed by Russian hackers: the Trojanization of legitimate advertisements.
Hackers wielding generative artificial intelligence tools have yet to pose a serious cybersecurity risk, say researchers at Google's threat intelligence group Mandiant, as they sound the alarm instead about a rise in information operations featuring AI-generated fake images and video.
A Chinese state-sponsored spy group called RedHotel has emerged as a dominant espionage agent against government entities of at least 17 countries worldwide. Researchers said the motives and operations of the group closely link it to China's Ministry of State Security.
The Biden administration says it wants to get ahead of ransomware attacks against schools before K-12 education resumes in the fall. "We must take cyberattacks on our schools just as seriously as we take physical attacks on critical infrastructure," said Cindy Marten, education deputy secretary.