A look at experts promoting blockchain as a secure way to share cyberthreat information leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, how sound waves pose a threat to IoT devices, smartphones and medical devices.
Hackers have been targeting the likes of AOL and Yahoo, in part, because a certain generation of users - including many senior U.S. officials - continue to use the services to send and store state secrets. Let's make sure future generations don't make similar mistakes.
Confide, an encrypted messaging application, received a surge of attention after White House officials began using it for leaks. But a teardown of the app by two security firms revealed a raft of serious security issues.
Vice President Mike Pence used a personal AOL email account while governor of Indiana to conduct official business, and his account was hacked. Live by the private email account, die by the private email account?
In the age of ransomware and business email compromises, email security has taken on new significance. And Zix, the email security provider, has rebranded itself to respond. Dave Wagner, Zix CEO, discusses the latest threats and defenses.
Phil Reitinger, CEO of the Global Cyber Alliance, a group he describes as a "coalition of the angry," describes how it has channeled this anger into action and tells why he believes the U.S. is in step one of a 12-step cybersecurity program.
Dan Holden, a cybersecurity researcher and technologist, has just taken on the new role of CTO and intelligence director at the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center. What top challenges is he addressing?
The House has passed a privacy bill that would strengthen the legal protection afforded to emails older than 180 days. The bill now moves to the Senate, where it died last year after some senators tacked on controversial, privacy-eroding amendments.
Televisions that spy on their users have long been a trope of dystopian fiction, including George Orwell's "1984." But the spying TV appears to be far from fictional, according to a new settlement agreement reached between the FTC and smart-TV maker Vizio.
Facebook is aiming to make account recovery and password resets more secure with a new, updated approach that eliminates outdated weaknesses such as emailed reset links, SMS messages and security questions.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report leads with news that several senior White House staffers had been using a private email server. Also, fueled by worries over Russian hacking, the Australian government plans to educate political parties on improving cybersecurity.
Four years after a messy legal battle sparked by Edward Snowden using its service, the secure email provider Lavabit is back with a new platform designed to provide better privacy protection - users can select from "trustful," "cautious" or "paranoid" modes - by encrypting both email content and metadata.
Hackers have apparently hijacked potentially thousands of vulnerable MongoDB databases and demanded ransoms for the return of critical data, with some victims paying up, according to security researchers.