The U.S. Department of Justice has announced charges against nine people suspected of running an international insider-trading and hacking scheme predicated on stealing confidential press releases before publication.
A new report says the Department of Health and Human Services has several security weaknesses that may have contributed to five recent data breaches. But are other healthcare entities guilty of the same mistakes?
Neiman Marcus has asked a federal court to reconsider its decision to allow a consumer class-action suit to go to trial. If the retailer fails, legal experts say, it could mean a costly setback for breached entities.
Privacy advocates in the Senate will get their chance to introduce amendments to the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act. But a deal struck by Senate leaders means they must wait till after Labor Day as lawmakers head home for their August holiday.
The Black Hat conference features presentations that have already led to very public warnings about remotely hackable flaws in everything from Jeep Cherokees and Linux-powered rifles to Android mobile devices and Mac OS X.
The 30-day Cybersecurity Sprint overseen by Federal CIO Tony Scott has crossed the finish line, but in reality, it looks more like a starting gate to a marathon to get the federal government to secure its battered IT.
Post-OPM breach legislation aimed to toughen cybersecurity at federal government civilian agencies by requiring the implementation of state-of-the-art tools has passed the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
Just two weeks after an international, FBI-led operation disrupted the notorious hacking forum Darkode, leading to 70 arrests, a supposed site administrator has claimed the forum will reboot on the "dark Web." But security experts question those claims.
U.S. banks and credit unions suing Target for reimbursement of costs associated with its massive 2013 data breach want a court to force the retailer to disclose more details about its breach and security practices.
Could a change to federal law help prevent breaches such as those at the Office of Personnel Management that exposed the private information of more than 22 million individuals? Sen. Ron Johnson thinks so.
Gene Fay of Resilient Systems says the traditional method of solving risk issues through technologies no longer works. Instead, he says, security must be built on the foundation of an effective incident response plan.
RSA Conference Asia Pacific and Japan, which wrapped up last week, was a successful reflection of this region's hottest security topics. Here are some of my own observations, as well as feedback from the attendees.
Will the Office of Personnel Management's breaches, which exposed the personal information of more than 22 million individuals, make it more or less likely that Congress will enact cybersecurity legislation, including a cyberthreat information sharing bill?
A lawsuit filed against information services firm Experian alleges the company failed to detect that a customer of its data aggregator unit was a fraudster. Could stronger customer vetting have prevented misuse of information?