President Obama has named Gregory Touhill, a retired Air Force brigadier general, as the U.S. federal government's first CISO. But his tenure could be brief because the next president could replace him or do away with the new position.
Internet of Things alert: Many embedded systems contain hardcoded cryptographic credentials that attackers could use to seize control of the devices or crack encrypted website traffic. And the problem is only getting worse, says security firm SEC Consult.
Chipmaker Intel will spin out its Intel Security unit - once again named McAfee - with a value that's markedly lower than what it paid. Meanwhile, long-gone founder John McAfee is suing for the right to launch a new security company bearing his name.
As the Office of Personnel Management purged a hacker, another intruder who secretly infiltrated the system stole 20.5 million records containing personal information of government workers and contractors, a new GOP report says. Democrats dispute many of the report's key findings about security shortcomings.
In an interview, Greg Temm, the first chief information risk officer at the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center, says he'll focus on helping members analyze cyberthreats and expand global threat intelligence sharing.
The breach of porn site Brazzers - which allows users to swap fantasies in online forums - begs the question of how many users employed throwaway usernames and passwords. Some 1,446 U.S. military and 41 U.S. government email addresses were found in the data dump.
If Russia is, indeed, meddling with the U.S. election, there's an obvious explanation: It's irritated by U.S. policy. But if Russia's frustration is being expressed through cyberattacks, how can the U.S. respond?
A former administrative worker at a Florida pediatric practice has been indicted in federal court along with two others for alleged identity theft and fraud crimes involving stolen patient information. But why didn't prosecutors file HIPAA-related criminal charges?
Everybody talks about threat intelligence today, but how well are they distinguishing raw data from actionable intelligence? Stephen Gates of NSFOCUS discusses cybersecurity and the new threat intelligence ecosystem.
Based on Lockheed Martin's experience in the aftermath of a data breach, the company advises organizations to diligently gather threat intelligence internally to support development of an effective mitigation strategy, says Chris Coryea, cyber intelligence specialist.
Tens of thousands of Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance devices remain vulnerable to a zero-day exploit released last month as part of the Equation Group toolset dump by Shadow Brokers, according to scans conducted by security firm Rapid7.
Web portal Rambler - likened by some to a Russian version of Yahoo - was reportedly hacked in 2012, resulting in the theft nearly 100 million user credentials. But the company disputes some aspects of the supposed breach.
Hutton Hotel says it failed to spot that its point-of-sale systems were compromised by malware for over three years. Separately, Noble House is now warning that its breach investigation uncovered 10 malware-infected hotels or restaurants.
Dear customer: "The security and privacy of your systems are our priority." Cue a new breach notification, this time from Lightspeed POS, which sells a cloud-based point-of-sale product used by 38,000 organizations.