Is it ever acceptable for ransomware victims to pay a ransom to obtain the decryption key required to restore access to their data? Due to poor preparation, many organizations continue to face that question.
Backed by its own logo, Badlock refers to a set of critical Samba vulnerabilities in Windows and most Unix/Linux operating systems, which attackers could exploit to launch man-in-the-middle attacks against corporate networks.
The IRS, which has been plagued by data security incidents, faces the loss of key IT and data security personnel over the next year unless Congress renews a lapsed law that boosted the pay of top-notch personnel temporarily recruited from the private sector, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen tells Congress.
A British man who pleaded guilty to selling homemade distributed denial-of-service attack tools reportedly used to carry out more than 600,000 attacks has escaped jail time, with a judge calling him "young and naïve."
The Obama administration proposes to spend $3.1 billion next year to seed a fund designed to improve cybersecurity by modernizing federal IT. It's part of a legislative proposal to establish a board of government IT security experts to identify the highest priority modernization projects.
A House committee is seeking information about security breaches at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in the wake of a former employee "inadvertently' departing the agency with a storage device that contained sensitive data on more than 44,000 individuals.
Security experts are once again warning all Flash users to either update or uninstall the browser plug-in software to protect themselves against active exploit kit attacks that are targeting a zero-day Flash flaw to install ransomware.
The continuing success of attackers stealing billions of dollars from organizations, often through simple business email compromise scams, is a sad commentary on the state of corporate security practices as well as our collective lack of cybersecurity smarts.
Organizations spend over 10 percent of their IT budgets on security, yet breaches continue to rise. Much of the problem revolves around the fact that most organizations have countless point tools, most of which don't work together to keep the organization secure and responsive.
A court has approved settlement of a class-action lawsuit filed by employees of Sony Pictures in the wake of its massive 2014 breach. But some legal experts say the consumer protections provided in the settlement do not go much beyond what the company should have routinely provided to victims in the wake of a breach.
New guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology could help make it easier and less expensive for organizations to encrypt and decrypt some forms of data, including Social Security and credit card numbers.
Health insurer Anthem, the victim of a massive hacker attack, failed in its effort to persuade a court to allow it to inspect certain customers' computers to help it fight a class-action lawsuit tied to the breach. Why did Anthem make the move? And what issues does it raise?
The massive 'Panama Papers' leak demonstrates how law firms are at risk from internal and external attackers seeking to access confidential information. Experts offer insights on how these firms, and others, can better defend their clients' secrets.
Government auditors question the effectiveness of a U.S. military response to aid civil authorities during cyber-related emergencies because it's unclear which one of two defense units would lead such operations.
The Federal Reserve will carefully scrutinize the security components of proposals it's receiving this month for technologies that can be used to enable faster payments in the United States. That's because a key issue in moving to faster payments is mitigating the greater risk of fraud.