Misusing data access privileges can pose a threat to the integrity of an organization's IT systems and the privacy of individuals. But gray areas exist, and it's not always clear cut when "unofficially" accessing protected data means users are abusing their privileges.
The risks of e-commerce breaches are top-of-mind again with the news of a possible compromise of PNI Digital Media, which manages and hosts online photo services for numerous big-name retailers. How can the risks be mitigated?
Britain's high court has overturned "emergency" surveillance legislation, which was rushed into law in July 2014 after just one day of debate in Parliament, on the grounds that it included insufficient safeguards against abuse.
British police have re-arrested Lauri Love, who's been charged with 2012 and 2013 hack attacks against U.S. government computers, including systems operated by the Federal Reserve, U.S. Army and NASA. But Love plans to fight extradition.
After jumping by 33 percent in 2014, the number of Americans who consider themselves IT security professionals has remained flat for the first half of 2015, according to an examination of federal government employment data. That's bad news for employers seeking IT security pros to hire.
Outrage has erupted in Britain after a London police helicopter crew tweeted a photograph of well-known comedian Michael McIntyre as he was about to cross the road. Has the British surveillance state run amok?
An international police operation has resulted in charges being filed against dozens of suspected cybercriminals, as well as the shuttering of the infamous hacking forum Darkode. But will the operation take a serious bite out of cybercrime?
Security researchers reported a zero-day bug to Microsoft - which has patched the flaw - after reverse-engineering details were contained in a bug hunter's sales pitch to hacked surveillance software vendor Hacking Team.
After the OPM breach, the U.S. and China recently agreed to hammer out a cyber "code of conduct." But John Pescatore, a director at the SANS Institute, argues that governments would be better served by first jointly combating cybercrime.
Shed a tear for enthusiasts of aging Microsoft Windows operating systems. That's because Microsoft has now retired Windows Server 2003 support, as well as anti-virus scanner and signature updates for Windows XP. But breaking up can be hard to do.
With Microsoft ceasing support for Windows Server 2003, security experts are warning organizations to quickly migrate to a new operating system and, in the meantime, lock down any servers that continue to use the aging operating system.
In-the-wild attacks have been found targeting at least one of two new zero-day Flash flaws leaked by Hacking Team's hacker. Separately, cyber-espionage APT attackers have been targeting a new Java flaw.
A day after the Office of Personnel Management confirmed that security breaches exposed to hackers the personal information of more than 22 million individuals, Katherine Archuleta has resigned as director of the agency.
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