As news of the Shellshock bug continues to spread, CISOs in all sectors are taking steps to mitigate the risks posed by the vulnerability. Likewise, regulators and industry groups have ramped up dissemination of alerts.
The FDA is ramping up efforts to strengthen the security of medical devices. That includes a collaborative effort to develop a risk assessment framework to identify cybersecurity vulnerabilities and mitigate the risks.
The social media savvy Islamic State frightens most of the world with its gruesome Internet postings of executions and online recruitment of new Jihadists. But is the terrorist group likely to launch cyber-attacks?
Financial institutions are starting to report fraud tied to the massive Home Depot payment card data breach. One card issuer calls the fraud ramp up "much greater than what we saw from Target, Michaels and Neiman Marcus."
What's as disturbing as news of the Chinese hacking U.S. defense contractors' systems is that the contractors failed to notify the military of most of those intrusions because of how they interpreted cyber-intrusion reporting requirements.
Travel-booking website Viator is notifying approximately 1.4 million customers about a data breach that could potentially affect payment card data, along with other personal information, used to make bookings.
Home Depot says an estimated 56 million payment cards were exposed in a data breach at its U.S. and Canadian stores. The retailer says an investigation revealed the breach involved custom-built malware not used in other cyber-attacks.
The leader of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service pledges to carry out 28 recommendations made by a watch-dog agency to improve the security of HealthCare.gov before the next open enrollment period for Obamacare begins Nov. 15.
A cross-site scripting vulnerability at eBay.co.uk left an undetermined number of users susceptible to an attack that attempted to steal their credentials when they clicked on links within a listing offering a used iPhone for sale.
Recalling an up to 10-day delay in Homeland Security helping other agencies cope with the Heartbleed vulnerability, DHS's Phyllis Schneck champions FISMA reform legislation that would codify the department's role as guardian of civilian agency IT.