The British government aims to increase uptake of five essential security controls at U.K. businesses, backed by third-party annual audits and a badge of compliance. Many government contractors must comply.
In the wake of the Heartbleed flaw, a researcher finds new weaknesses in OpenSSL that could be exploited to launch man-in-the-middle attacks, distributed-denial-of-service attacks and remote-code execution on millions of sites.
Although breach prevention may be on the minds of more CEOs and boards of directors in the wake of recent incidents, getting their buy-in for funding still requires educating them on the risks that could have an impact on the business.
A proposed UK computer crime bill would increase hacking penalties and criminalize cybercrime attacks that impact the economy, environment or national security. Proving related charges in court, however, could be difficult.
There's good news on the Zeus Gameover Trojan and Cryptolocker ransomware campaigns: The number of new infections has become "very low," if not fallen to zero. But related attacks could quickly resurge. Learn the reasons why.
A George Mason University researcher says NIST's cybersecurity framework is likely to cause more problems than it solves. Instead, he encourages critical infrastructure operators to adopt dynamic cybersecurity provisions.
Healthcare organizations using medical devices that run on the Microsoft Windows XP platform, which is no longer supported, need to have short- and long-term strategies to address cybersecurity, says medical device security researcher Kevin Fu.
An ongoing APT campaign employs decoy documents to lure potential victims into installing malicious remote-control tools. Targets include at least one bank, the BBC and many U.S. and EU government agencies.
Security researchers say the international takedown of the Gameover Zeus botnet and servers for CryptoLocker ransomware will have a positive short-term impact, but they warn the threats could quickly re-emerge unless key steps are taken.
Law enforcement agencies worldwide took part in a coordinated operation to disrupt the Gameover Zeus botnet and seize computer servers crucial to the CryptoLocker ransomware. A Russian citizen has been indicted in connection with the crackdown.
The OpenSSL Project is receiving new funding to support its operations following the Heartbleed exploit that exposed a flaw in the cryptographic tool that's used to provide communications security and privacy online.