The Office of Personnel Management is notifying 4 million current and former federal government employees that their personally identifiable information may have been exposed by a breach of its IT systems that the government discovered in April.
Law enforcement officials estimate that fewer than 200 people in the world build the core infrastructure and tools relied on by cybercriminals who would otherwise lack such capabilities. What's the best way to stop them?
The lead cybersecurity official for Britain's GCHQ intelligence agency dismisses charges that the U.K. conducts mass surveillance. But critics question the government's introduction of the Investigatory Powers Bill.
NASSCOM and DSCI have launched a cybersecurity task force to help develop India as a global R&D hub. Experts question whether the sponsoring organizations have set the right agenda for this new entity.
The consolidated class-action lawsuit filed by banking institutions against Home Depot is more evidence of how issuers are no longer relying solely on card brands to be compensated for breach losses and expenses.
In assessing risk, computer security has three characteristics: confidentiality, integrity and availability. But not all of those traits help systems designers assess privacy risks. So NIST is developing a privacy risk management framework.
Five best practices noted in version 3.0 of the PCI Data Security Standard will become requirements after June 30, with remote access and third-party risks the key focus - particularly for smaller merchants.
Britain's computer emergency response team - CERT-UK - reports that malware remains the dominant mode of online attack for cybercriminals, and Zeus their most preferred tool of choice. But the team is promoting a free information-alert service to help.
While the "Logjam" vulnerability raises serious concerns, there's no need to rush related patches into place, according to several information security experts. Learn the key issues, and how organizations must respond
"Millions" of devices from numerous router manufacturers appear to use a third-party software component called NetUSB, which can be exploited to bypass authentication checks and remotely take control of the devices, security researchers warn.
Numerous websites, mail servers and other services - including virtual private networks as well as "all modern browsers" - have a 20-year-old flaw that could be exploited by an attacker, computer scientists warn.