The Ashley Madison dating website hack and threatened data release is a perfect illustration of the perils - and promise - of our Internet-connected, hacktivist age, whether it comes to online dating or the Internet of Things.
Outrage has erupted in Britain after a London police helicopter crew tweeted a photograph of well-known comedian Michael McIntyre as he was about to cross the road. Has the British surveillance state run amok?
The new chief executive of the Center for Internet Security, which operates the Multistate Information Sharing and Analysis Center, sees mutual cooperation among enterprises as a way for organizations with limited staff to address critical IT security problems.
Kaspersky Lab has discovered a new, advanced persistent threat - inside its own networks. Dubbed Duqu 2.0, the malware has ties to Stuxnet, and was used to target Iranian nuclear negotiations, researchers say.
While cyberthreat information sharing within the banking sector has improved, the retail sector has failed to keep up. But ISACA's Robert Stroud said pending federal legislation could help change that.
Unlike previous presidential campaigns, cybersecurity will be raised by candidates on the hustings, although the issue likely won't play a big role in determining the election. Two GOP candidates - Marco Rubio and Rand Paul - already have broached the topic.
Caffeine junkies are up in arms over reports that criminals have been targeting their Starbucks account balances. But the real story is poor password-picking practices by consumers, and Starbucks' lack of multi-factor authentication.
Automating the process of excising personally identifiable information when sharing data is a challenge that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency hopes to overcome. DARPA will spend up to $60 million to fund projects to address the problem.
As organizations increasingly focus on securing critical data, they mustn't overlook one huge vulnerability: enterprise email. Steven Malone of Mimecast discusses the latest in unified email management.
The House on April 23 passed a second cyberthreat information sharing bill, the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act. Now it will be combined with the previously approved Protecting Cyber Networks Act before it's sent to the Senate.
How badly does the president want Congress to enact cyberthreat information-sharing legislation? Despite concerns over provisions of two bills, the White House isn't threatening vetoes as it did in previous congresses when raising similar objections.
Mark Clancy, CEO of Soltra, which provides an automated information sharing platform, says banks and credit unions that don't share threat intelligence will never advance their information risk management practices.
Attitudes about cyberthreat information sharing, as well as attack attribution, have dramatically changed in the last 18 months, says the FS-ISAC's Bill Nelson, a featured speaker at RSA Conference 2015.