The cost of a data breach can throw businesses into turmoil and derail careers. And that cost continues to rise. The potential for significant damage is massive on servers like IBM's Power Systems servers running IBM i, because they're widely used for database management, financial data processing, and business...
Hackers can breach air-gapped voting machines and tallying systems in an attempt to alter ballots to sway the outcome of an election, a Senate panel has learned. Also, at the hearing, DHS discloses that Russian hackers targeted 21 state election systems before the 2016 election.
When it comes to breach preparation, it isn't just about protecting IT assets. Increasingly, the conversation is about reputational risk management, says Jacob Olcott of BitSight Technologies.
In an interview about reputational risk management, Olcott discusses:
The intersection of cybersecurity with...
Criminals have long aimed to separate people from their possessions. So for anyone who follows ransomware, the WannaCry outbreak won't come as a shock. Nor will longstanding advice for surviving ransomware shakedowns: Prepare, or prepare to pay.
Microsoft has issued emergency security updates for some unsupported operating systems to protect against the global WannaCry ransomware outbreak. In addition, a researcher has accidentally disabled new infections from crypto-locking PCs, though he warns the respite will likely be temporary.
Another day, another data breach in the news. Ransomware at a hospital, the latest IRS breach, a phishing scam at Snapchat . . . you tune out the details. For every breach that makes headlines, dozens of other organizations have had data stolen or corrupted by hackers...or even their own users. Cyberthreats become...
Businesses around the world are seeing an increase in malware attacks, including ransomware like CryptoLocker, Locky, and zCrypt. These attacks can result in weeks of downtime, and some of the most damaging data breaches originated with malware, including the Target breach in 2014.
A robust malware defense could...
Cyber threats are constantly evolving, and federal government agencies must operate under the assumption that a motivated adversary can and will infiltrate their network environments. A security intelligence and analytics platform can simplify an agency's approach to cybersecurity by unifying and analyzing disjointed...
The U.S. regulation that forbid ISPs from selling information about web activity without a customer's permission is gone. But it's still possible to maintain privacy on the Web even if prying eyes are watching.
Google has run out of patience with Symantec's digital certificate business. It has outlined a plan that over time will have its Chrome browser reject all of Symantec's existing digital certificates and force all of its future certificates to be reissued every nine months.
With the rapid changes in the threat landscape and the risks introduced by DevOps, the cloud and other new elements, organizations need to have a continuous vulnerability assessment program as a security baseline, says Richard Bussiere of Tenable Network Security.
Cloud services firm Coupa is one of the latest business email compromise victims, after a fraudster pretending to be its CEO faked out the HR department and stole all of its 2016 employees' W-2 forms. Security experts say rigorous training remains the only viable defense.
FBI Director James Comey worries about data corruption, and he's focused on hackers altering data. But if government leaders feed false information into computer systems, what should IT and IT security practitioners do to protect data integrity?
Acknowledging the urgent IT security challenges the nation faces, a cybersecurity commission named by President Barack Obama encourages the incoming administration to adopt some of its recommendations in the first 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency.
Do your competitors and peers have a better cybersecurity game plan than you? If simply answering that question seems exhausting, this eBook is here to help.
Today's chief information officer knows they can't outsource risk. Yet every year, cyber risk demands more and more time from the already-busy CIO.