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.
A key challenge in mitigating cyber-risks is differentiating new malware threats from older ones. Experts offer insights on how to sort through the massive number of alerts issued by vendors to identify the real threats that require attention.
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.
Legislation before the House to excise from federal law the requirement that NIST work with the NSA on cybersecurity standards wouldn't likely stop the two federal agencies from continuing to collaborate.
French IT services company Atos has announced its intention to purchase Bull, an enterprise data firm, to enhance its cybersecurity and big data offerings. The deal is worth $844 million, or 620 million euros.
In the more than a month since the Heartbleed bug was announced, many organizations have made progress in mitigating the risks. Security experts highlight gaps that remain and offer remediation advice.
Sen. Mary Landrieu, facing a tough re-election campaign, is turning her position on a bill to strengthen DHS's cybersecurity workforce into campaign fodder to highlight her anti-Washington credentials with voters.
Financial Institutions already apply out-of-band security in many instances. The challenge is: How do we help protect payment cards when they are used at any number of online and brick-and-mortar retailers?
The arrests of more than 90 individuals for their alleged involvement in the use of BlackShades malware is a sign of progress in the global fight against cybercrime, but some experts question whether the crackdown will serve as a fraud deterrent.
A group of noted cryptographers, academics and business leaders will provide an independent assessment of the way the National Institute of Standards and Technology develops cryptographic standards and guidelines.