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?
Carphone Warehouse, a U.K.-based mobile phone retailer, is investigating a cyber-attack that may have breached personal information associated with up to 2.4 million customers, and card data linked to 90,000 accounts.
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.
Millions of Android devices are at risk from "Certifi-gate," a flaw that OEMs must patch, Check Point warns. Following Stagefright, Google and some manufacturers have promised to deliver monthly Android patches.
Nothing says "you really screwed up" like receiving the Pwnie Award for "Most Epic Fail" at the annual Black Hat conference. Hence it's no surprise that in the wake of its mega breach, the win goes to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
Numerous services are enabled by default in Microsoft's Windows 10, and as employees connect their BYOD equipment to corporate networks, the cloud, collaboration and location tie-ins could pose enterprise security risks, experts warn.
Attributing who's behind cyberattacks is essential because it helps organizations build better defenses against future attacks, says Greg Kesner, former chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Data Intercept program.
The takedown of Gameover Zeus taught law enforcement and banks many lessons, including that Trojans are being used to steal corporate secrets, not just money, says Eward Driehuis of Fox-IT, which investigated the threat actors behind the Trojan.
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.
"Defend everything" is not working. And as attacks get more sophisticated, attackers are innovating in ways that challenge organizations shackled by legacy security strategies, says FireEye's Bryce Boland.
Georgia Tech researchers are attempting to develop new processes and technologies to more easily detect malware. The goal, researcher Wenke Lee explains, is to find an effective way to identify and expunge advanced persistent threats
The toolbar distributed by Chinese-language search engine Baidu is being targeted by opportunistic attackers and used to exfiltrate corporate secrets, warns Rob Eggebrecht, president and CEO of the security firm InteliSecure.
Mergers and acquisitions, such as two pending mega-deals in the health insurance sector, pose security and privacy risks that need to be addressed before the transactions are completed, during the integration process and over the long haul.