Within a month, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security hopes to launch a program to help states protect voter registration databases and systems in advance of the 2020 presidential election. Security experts say that in light of recent ransomware attacks against units of government, the effort is overdue.
Chinese advanced persistent threat groups are targeting cancer research organizations across the globe with the goal of stealing their work and using it to help the country address growing cancer rates among its population, according to researchers at cybersecurity company FireEye.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the ransomware attack on Texas municipalities as part of a broader trend. Also featured: An initiative designed to safeguard the 2020 presidential elections and a CIO's third-party risk management efforts.
Facebook and Twitter have suspended a number of accounts and pages that they have tied to information operations being run by the Chinese government. Disinformation has targeted pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong - likening them to cockroaches - while dismissing anti-Beijing sentiment as "fake news."
To better prepare for cyberthreats posed by Russia and China, the U.S. Army has been building cyber and electronic warfare units. But a new report from the Government Accountability Office finds that these units are understaffed, underequipped and in need of better training.
An A-list of cyber experts, including former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, has put its weight behind U.S. CyberDome, a nonpartisan initiative to protect presidential campaigns against foreign influence. Matthew Barrett, a former NIST leader and co-founder of CyberDome, outlines how this group is gearing up.
Some members of a hacking group with ties to China's government that's primarily known for its complex cyberespionage campaigns have developed a side business targeting the global gaming industry for financial gain, the security firm FireEye says.
A confidential, leaked UN report warns that North Korea has funneled an estimated $2 billion - stolen via online bank and cryptocurrency exchange heists as well as generated via cryptocurrency mining - into its nuclear and missile-development programs.
Microsoft warned on Monday that Russia-linked attackers are gaining access to corporate networks through poorly configured devices, such as office printers and VOIP phones. The remedy is paying more attention to deployed IoT devices, including establishing security policies and regular testing.
The U.S. Department of Defense has purchased IT gear known to have significant cybersecurity vulnerabilities, according to a new inspector general audit, which also highlights concerns about the use of equipment manufactured in China.
A federal judge has granted preliminary approval for a $74 million settlement of a consolidated class action lawsuit against health insurer Premera Blue Cross stemming from a 2014 data breach that affected 11 million individuals. More money will go to security enhancements than to victim reimbursement.
Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller told members of Congress Wednesday that Russian interference in elections is the most serious challenge to U.S. democracy that he has seen over the course of his career and that it deserves more attention, especially as the 2020 election looms and more disruption is likely.
A recent spate of attacks targeting domain name system protocols and registrars, including several incidents that researchers believe have ties to nation-state espionage, is prompting the U.S. and U.K. governments to issues warnings and policy updates to improve security.