Following summertime engineering team layoffs, Microsoft has botched two Windows fixes and failed to issue updates to address three Windows flaws that were spotted by Google, which the search giant revealed publicly 90 days after privately notifying Microsoft.
Last year, a number of application vulnerabilities led to compromises of many organizations' systems, serving as an important reminder that application security is vital to any breach prevention effort. Here, experts offer four app security tips.
President Obama says he sees the need for law enforcement to gain access to terrorists' encrypted data, but stops short of calling for a law to require manufacturers to provide a so-called "backdoor" to break encryption on mobile devices.
British Prime Minister David Cameron reportedly plans to lobby U.S. President Barack Obama to criticize technology companies that offer encrypted communications that cannot be cracked by law enforcement or intelligence agencies.
Following the Paris terror attacks, the French government plans to strengthen its surveillance laws, while the British prime minister has promised to allow intelligence agencies to penetrate any encrypted communications.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was set to star in a satirical video game, in which he battled the forces of imperialist oppression with the help of unicorns and narwals - until hackers apparently disrupted game development.
A new law in New Jersey, enacted in reaction to data breaches, requires health insurers that provide coverage in the state to encrypt personal information, going beyond the addressable requirements of HIPAA.
Nobody wants to be a cyber-attacker's first victim. But there are benefits to being second or third, says Akamai's Mike Smith. Then you get to enjoy the true benefits of the oft-discussed information sharing.
A comprehensive report from just-retired Sen. Tom Coburn on shortcomings at DHS in implementing government cybersecurity policies serves as a primer for the new GOP majority in the Senate in conducting Homeland Security oversight.
French authorities continue to investigate the Jan. 7 attack in Paris that claimed the lives of a dozen, including journalists and police officers. Information security experts say that cyber-forensic skills are crucial for finding the perpetrators.
Microsoft says it's prepping a patch for a Windows vulnerability that was recently disclosed by Google. The search giant's 90-day deadline for vendors to patch bugs has drawn both condemnation and praise from the information security community.
A former senior adviser at the HHS Office for Civil Rights offers his predictions about OCR's HIPAA enforcement and regulatory activities for the year ahead in the wake of the office's leadership changes.
Consider President Obama's signing of the Federal Information Security Modernization Act this month an early birthday present for Sen. Tom Carper, the chief sponsor of the legislation that updates FISMA.
At least 12 million home and small-office routers from 50 manufacturers have a flaw that an attacker could remotely exploit to seize control of the device, steal data and redirect users to attack sites, warns security vendor Check Point.