The hacker community can be a cynical crowd, or perhaps a realistic one, that tries to make the best of the threats confronting society. CISO Dan Geer, for example, prefers to hire security folks who are, more than anything else, sadder but wiser.
A report that a Russian hacker group dubbed "CyberVor" is hoarding more than 1 billion stolen passwords triggered worldwide concern, but security experts caution that scant details have been revealed, making the threat tough to judge.
Today's sophisticated attackers use ever-stealthier malware and zero-day exploits to evade traditional security defenses, making organizations increasingly vulnerable to advanced persistent threats (APTs). These APTs seek to exfiltrate critical data over the long term.
Cybersecurity researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute are developing a tool known as BlackForest that amasses information from the Internet to give organizations an early warning of a pending cyber-attack.
A U.S. federal court judge has upheld a warrant requiring Microsoft to give the Justice Department copies of e-mails being stored at a data center in Dublin. But Microsoft plans to appeal the ruling on privacy grounds.
Brian Cornell, newly appointed CEO of Target Corp., faces the challenge of ensuring that the protection of customer information is a top priority at the company following last year's massive data breach.
A U.K. House of Lords subcommittee has criticized the recent EU Court of Justice "right to be forgotten" ruling as being "unworkable, unreasonable and wrong in principle." The U.K. government says it plans to fight the measure.
Warning from the U.K. Information Commissioner's Office: Businesses that work with big data must ensure they still comply with EU data protection regulations, especially when it comes to keeping personal information private.
A low-tech campaign combines phishing, small-footprint attack code and Android malware to topple banks' security defenses in Switzerland and three other nations. Will the campaign extend to U.S., U.K., and beyond?
Privacy attorney Tanya Forsheit, founding partner of the InfoLawGroup, has just joined the LA office of national firm BakerHostetler. What is her focus, and what advice does she offer attorneys entering the field?