An appellate court has upheld the Federal Trade Commission's authority to play a key regulatory role in cybersecurity as it relates to the protection of consumer data against breaches. Legal experts evaluate the long-term implications.
Breached dating site Ashley Madison is offering a $500,000 reward for information relating to the attack. The FBI, which is leading the investigation, is treating the breach as a national-security matter.
The Ashley Madison hackers have released a third data dump, and security experts warn that spam campaigns and extortion attacks now target supposed users of the dating site, sometimes demanding bitcoins - or else.
Stock markets in the United States, Europe, China and India continued their volatility Aug. 24, and it's not clear how cybersecurity stocks will weather the downturns. But with hack attacks not letting up, some analysts say cybersecurity companies will likely continue to thrive.
Blue Coat CTO Dr. Hugh Thompson speaks about the future of security, the constants that need attention, and lessons to be learned from the U.S. when it comes to writing meaningful breach notification laws.
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has been hit with yet another lawsuit focusing on the massive breach that exposed background-check information for 21.5 million individuals. But this time, the plaintiff is a judge.
Security is a busy sector: Symantec jettisoned Veritas, Zscaler became a "unicorn" after its most recent funding round, and we have other M&A news from Cisco, Fidelity National Information Services and Proofpoint.
Did Massachusetts' first registered medical marijuana dispensary break federal or state privacy regulations by accidentally sharing patients' email addresses? Experts explain that ... well, the answer is a little hazy.
Thou shalt not reverse engineer Oracle's products. That was the stunning diktat issued by Oracle CSO Mary Ann Davidson in a blog post that some are reading as a declaration of war against the security research community.
Instead of hacking into trading platforms, prosecutors say a gang stole confidential press releases, enabling traders to illegally earn $100 million. Security experts say it's time to review the "information supply chain."
The U.S. Department of Justice has announced charges against nine people suspected of running an international insider-trading and hacking scheme predicated on stealing confidential press releases before publication.
Neiman Marcus has asked a federal court to reconsider its decision to allow a consumer class-action suit to go to trial. If the retailer fails, legal experts say, it could mean a costly setback for breached entities.
Privacy advocates in the Senate will get their chance to introduce amendments to the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act. But a deal struck by Senate leaders means they must wait till after Labor Day as lawmakers head home for their August holiday.
The Black Hat conference features presentations that have already led to very public warnings about remotely hackable flaws in everything from Jeep Cherokees and Linux-powered rifles to Android mobile devices and Mac OS X.