Hacker Hector Monsegur, also known as "Sabu," has been sentenced to time served because he aided the government in preventing or mitigating more than 300 cyber-attacks, including those against the U.S. Congress, Visa and MasterCard.
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.
Several state attorneys general are investigating the data breach at eBay, which potentially exposed the encrypted passwords of 145 million customers. Plus, the New York AG is asking the company to provide free credit monitoring to those affected.
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?
Supporters of a stronger version of the USA Freedom Act pin their hopes on the Senate after the House overwhelmingly approved a watered-down version of the measure aimed at curtailing the government's collection of American's phone records.
Banking experts say the Retail Industry Leader Association's launch of a cyberthreat information sharing initiative is a good first step toward thwarting breaches, but it should build on the models used by other industries.
A bill designed to help strengthen the cybersecurity workforce at the Department of Homeland Security is headed to the Senate floor, although supporters of the measure say obstacles to passage still must be overcome.
Target reports its profits have dropped for the second consecutive quarter in the wake of its massive data breach. It outlines data breach costs so far and reveals a massive severance package for its former CEO.
eBay is urging its 145 million customers to change their passwords following a cyber-attack on a company database that compromised encrypted passwords and other personal information. Learn how and when the attack originated.