Asokan is senior correspondent for Information Security Media Group's global news desk. She has previously worked with IDG and other publications where she reported on developments in technology, minority-rights and education.
A former acting inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security and another official have been indicted for allegedly stealing DHS proprietary software and databases and then attempting to resell the technology back to the government.
As companies continue to grapple with the challenges of insider threats, machine learning coupled with behavioral analytics can assist in predicting and detecting potential threats from employees and contractors, according to a panel of security experts at RSA 2020.
Targeted ransomware attacks against enterprises and government agencies are likely to surge in the coming months as "ransomware as a service" continues to evolve into a lucrative model for cybercriminals, security experts interviewed at RSA 2020 warn.
The operators behind the "Raccoon" infostealer Trojan have added new capabilities to this malware-as-service offering, which now has the ability to steal data from over 60 applications, according to researchers at the security firm CyberArk.
A business email compromise group targeting U.S. businesses is using G-Suite for their scams and collecting money through physical checks instead of wire transfers, according to the security firm Agari.
The U.S. Census Bureau has not done enough to address cybersecurity issues in preparation for the 2020 census, which is slated to begin in April, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.
A newly identified hacking group has been targeting gambling companies in Asia, the Middle East and Europe, using backdoors to steal source code and other data, according to new research from security firm Trend Micro.
The U.S. Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency has released its cybersecurity plan for the run-up to the 2020 presidential election, outlining the agency's role as a facilitator that will assist federal, state and local agencies in protecting critical election infrastructure.
MIT security researchers have published a paper that describes several security flaws in Voatz, a smartphone app used for limited online voting during the 2018 midterm elections. But the maker of the app contends the research is flawed.
An unsecured, internet-facing database belonging to cosmetic giant Estee Lauder exposed over 440 million company records, including email addresses and IT logs, a researcher discovered. What can be done to prevent such mishaps?
Security researchers have found that the developers of the Emotet Trojan have created a new way to spread it to more victims - attackers are using unsecured WiFi networks as a way to deliver the malware to more devices.
Over the weekend, an extensive disruption to Iran's telecommunication networks knocked out about 25 percent of the country's internet service for several hours, according to NetBlocks, which tracks internet freedom across the globe.
U.S. Attorney General William Barr says the United States and its allies should take a "controlling stake" in Huawei's chief competitors, Findland's Nokia and Sweden's Ericsson, to help make them more viable and improve the security of emerging 5G networks.