An analysis of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's understanding of cybersecurity leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, the U.S. federal government gets its first chief information security officer.
The ISMG Security Report leads with a report on Federal CIO Tony Scott partly blaming the way Congress funds agencies for the 2015 breach of computers at the Office of Management and Budget that exposed 21.5 million records.
A report on the implications of failing to notify manufacturers of security flaws in their medical devices and a conversation with internet co-founder Vint Cerf highlight the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report.
A report on an FBI warning to state election officials that their IT systems could be hacked leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, Australian officials mull bitcoin technology to secure elections.
Hear ISMG editors untangle the various elements in the Shadow Brokers-Equation Group saga, evaluate a new anti-ransomware tool and reflect on the 10th anniversary of the PCI Security Standards Council in this edition of the ISMG Security Report.
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.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features Global Cyber Alliance CEO Phil Reitinger previewing his keynote address at ISMG's New York Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit. He explains why he believes today's approach to cyber risk management is stuck in the "Bronze Age."
The Democratic Party platform calls for balancing privacy and security concerns, and vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine endorses the formation of a commission to advise Congress on developing digital security and encryption laws.
Only 34 percent of surveyed security leaders say they have
high confidence in their organization's ability to detect and
prevent fraud before it results in serious business impact.
Among the reasons why they lack confidence:
Today's fraud schemes are too sophisticated and evolve too quickly (56 percent
Leading the latest ISMG Security Report, some security experts expect the United States government to retaliate against Moscow for interfering in the American presidential election if the Obama administration determines the Russian government was behind the hack of Democratic Party computers.
An analysis of the GOP platform, which takes a tough stand against Chinese and Russian hackers and suggests 'hack back' as a suitable cyber defense, highlights this edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also featured: reports on mitigating Pokémon Go risks and the growth of the IT security workforce.
Examining the human factor in the age of cyber conflict and the new healthcare challenge concerning ransomware highlight this edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, hackers target the Republican convention.