The mayor of New Bedford, Massachusetts, took the unusual step this week of holding a press conference to describe a recent ransomware attack and explain why the city decided not to pay the $5.3 million ransom that was demanded.
The federal tally of major health data breaches has spiked over the last month, mostly because of the American Medical Collection Agency incident, which led to nearly two dozen breach reports from the firm's affected clients.
Representatives from the U.S. intelligence establishment met with security officials of major social media and technology firms this week to help craft the nation's approach to securing the 2020 elections, including facilitating better information sharing and coordination.
A widely used brand of GPS location-tracking devices - for keeping tabs on children, elderly relatives and pets - have security flaws that could allow anyone with an internet connection to track the devices' real-time location and historical movements, warns security firm Avast.
Cyber defense is no longer about staying a step ahead - it's about trying to remain no further than a step behind the adversaries, says Moshe Ishai of HolistiCyber, who shares insights on how to regain an advantage.
In the wake of the HSBC money-laundering scandal, whistleblower Everett Stern founded the intelligence firm Tactical Rabbit. He explains the firm's mission and how the HSBC experience continues to drive him forward.
Overwhelmed by the number of vulnerabilities your team faces? Uncertain which cyber threats pose the greatest risk to your business? You're not alone. Cybersecurity leaders have been grappling with these challenges for years - and the problem keeps getting worse.
On average, enterprises find 870 vulnerabilities per...
Google will pay a $170 million fine to settle allegations that its YouTube subsidiary illegally collected personal information about children without their parents' consent, according to the Federal Trade Commission. But some children's right groups and members of Congress say the penalty is far too low.
While hacking incidents grab the top spots on the federal tally of large health data breaches these days, the serious threat of malicious insiders must not be overlooked or underestimated, the HIPAA enforcement agency and security experts warn.
Digital transformation is the buzz across all sectors, but it poses significant security risks to enterprises. PJ Maloney of DXC Technology and William "Buck" Houston of Micro Focus Global Alliances weigh in on new strategies for securing the transformation.
According to Forrester Research*, digital transformation "rewrites the rules of business." Savvy organizations that understand and drive forward digital innovation ultimately win the competitive race for customers and revenue. Moreover, as digital transformation reshapes the modern enterprise, it reinvents the role of...
Providence Health Plan says some of its members were among the nearly 3 million individuals affected by a data breach revealed by health plan administrator Dominion National in June. What lessons are emerging from that security incident and others involving third parties?
What role does security play in an enterprise's digital transformation? ISMG and Nominet recently raised this question to a group of security leaders in Las Vegas. The answers were eye-opening. Stuart Reed of Nominet shares his reaction to the roundtable discussion.
Do criminal organizations prefer to target organizations that hold cyber insurance policies? A ProPublica report suggests that because cyber insurance policyholders are more likely to pay ransoms, they're a more frequent target. But some cybersecurity experts have expressed skepticism.