The U.S. government has opted to drop an indictment against a child pornography suspect rather than reveal the software exploit used to identify him. The case highlights how the use of legal hacking techniques by law enforcement agencies can create complications in court.
Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: The death of former White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt, and a report on legislation to strengthen the influence of the National Institute of Standards and Technology on federal civilian agencies.
With Verizon's data breach investigations team finding that 90 percent of breaches trace to a phishing or other social engineering attack, lead investigator Chris Novak says that using multifactor authentication should be a no-brainer for all organizations.
When trying to detect which security events are malicious, analysts have long battled signal-to-noise problems. LogRhythm's James Carder describes how behavioral analytics, case management, security automation and threat intelligence can help.
The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, which will be enforced beginning in May 2018, will affect organizations throughout the world because it applies to any company that handles Europeans' personal data, says Fred Kost of HyTrust.
To meet the increasing customer demands for effective solutions, security vendors must ensure their products work together well, says Dr. Mike Lloyd of RedSeal. This is particularly essential to achieving "digital resilience," the ability to promptly detect and respond to network intrusions, he says.
In the history of data breaches, Cloudflare's recent breach was strikingly unique, in that a software bug caused a random regurgitation of data from server memory. But a postmortem from CEO Matthew Prince should put most people's concerns to rest.
Vice President Mike Pence used a personal AOL email account while governor of Indiana to conduct official business, and his account was hacked. Live by the private email account, die by the private email account?
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will lose her cash bonus after an independent investigation into security breaches at the search giant found that the company's senior executives and legal team failed to properly comprehend or investigate the severity of the attacks.
A divided House committee has approved legislation that would expand the National Institute of Standards and Technology into the domain of auditing. The bill calls for NIST to assess federal agency compliance with its cybersecurity framework.
Cloud-connected stuffed animals built by Spiral Toys include an unsecured Bluetooth implementation that could be used to locally spy on anyone near the toys, a security research firm warns. It alleges that Spiral Toys has failed to respond to warnings it began issuing in October 2016.
For any of the tens of thousands of organization that may be smarting from this week's Amazon Web Services and Simple Storage Solution (S3) outage, take the following advice to heart: "You must kill your darlings."
An attack on a database used by Emory Healthcare for patient appointments is the largest health data breach reported to federal regulators so far in 2017. The incident spotlights a persistent problem facing a growing number of organizations that use misconfigured MongoDB and other similar databases.
Legislation calling on the National Institute of Standards and Technology to develop outcome metrics to show the effectiveness of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework is scheduled to be considered - and likely amended - by a House committee.