The breach of Democratic Party computers led to the release of a trove of emails embarrassing to Hillary Clinton that might have swayed the election. Should the IT security community fess up? Also, top government cybersecurity policymakers assess President-elect Donald Trump as an IT security influencer.
A group that hacked the Democratic National Committee - believed to be operating from Russia - has resumed its spear-phishing attacks, including fake emails bearing the names of Harvard University and the Clinton Foundation.
Donald Trump pledges to conduct a review of U.S. cyber defenses and vulnerabilities as one of his first acts as president. Melissa Hathaway, who led a similar review for Barack Obama nearly eight years ago, says it's important for an incoming president to get the lay of the land.
President-elect Donald Trump will review the nation's cyber vulnerabilities at the start of his presidency, just like Barrack Obama did. But Trump hasn't demonstrated the deep understanding of cyber that Obama did when he took office nearly eight years ago.
Thank Mark Zuckerberg's taped-over webcam and the Paris robbery of Kim Kardashian West for waking up the average consumer to the security risks they face from using technology and social media, social engineering expert Sharon Conheady says in this audio interview.
Two NIST initiatives aim to close the cybersecurity skills gap. One is an interactive, online tool known as CyberSeek; the other is updated guidance known as the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework. In this audio report, NICE Director Rodney Petersen explains the connection between the two.
Did security vendor Cylance lean too heavily on decade-old research into weaknesses in a still-used electronic voting machine in order to get pre-election day headlines? A company spokesperson says no.
U.K. Chancellor Philip Hammond used the launch of Britain's new five-year National Cyber Security Strategy to trumpet the country's strike-back capabilities. But other parts of the strategy - including more automated defenses - hold much greater promise.
The websites of seven of India's embassies apparently were hacked and some data pertaining to Indian citizens leaked online by the attackers claiming responsibility. The hackers say they wanted to call attention to the sites' vulnerabilities.
The Domain Name System is crucial to the functioning of the internet, but largely taken for granted - until it breaks. In an audio interview, Cricket Liu of Infoblox discusses how DNS providers must improve security.
Will the advent of faster payments in the U.S. open new doors for fraud? Business continuity and security are priorities for the Federal Reserve, says Marianne Crowe of the Boston Fed. But independent consultant Richard Party begs the question: Is the U.S. really ready?
I'm looking forward to this week in London, where Jason Tunn of the Metropolitan Police Service will walk us through a high-profile cybercrime investigation that resulted in the 2015 arrest of two British hackers with links to Russia after they attacked leading U.K. banks with the Dridex banking Trojan.