Termination of an employee after a breach should be reserved for repeat offenders, individuals who show a total disregard for the rules, those who seek to harm another or the most egregious incidents, security expert Mac McMillan contends.
The House Intelligence Committee warns of threats Chinese chips pose to American IT systems. A new film embellishes that danger. Though pure fiction, the plot could help raise the public consciousness about cyberthreats.
Ransomware attacks are rising, and a resurgence of the banking Trojan Citadel after an earlier botnet takedown is partly to blame, McAfee Labs research shows. Malware expert Ryan Sherstobitoff analyzes the implications.
OpUSA's planned Sept. 11 DDoS against U.S. banks and governmental agencies proved to be uneventful, experts say. But they warn that other potential attacks, especially those with a Syria connection, could prove to be far more serious.
NIST is hosting a workshop this week to continue shaping the cybersecurity framework President Obama wants implemented by February. Learn about the latest developments in the effort to identify IT security best practices.
If Iran is behind distributed-denial-of-service attacks targeting American banks, should the United States retaliate aggressively with a Stuxnet-like response? Learn why the Atlantic Council's Jason Healey thinks that's a bad idea.
Federal authorities are warning banking institutions and government agencies about a wave of DDoS attacks that could strike on 9/11. Learn what steps the FBI suggests should be taken to mitigate the threat.
John Streufert, the DHS director overseeing the rollout of a federal continuous diagnostic initiative to mitigate IT systems vulnerabilities, expects that many state and local governments will participate in the program.
Scientists are discovering ways to make quantum key distribution a more cost-effective and efficient way to securely share encryption keys, but there's still a long way to go before the methods can be practically applied.
Even with the latest disclosures of the efforts the National Security Agency goes through to decrypt Internet communications, enterprises can take specific steps to protect their information from prying eyes.
Citi's settlement with two states over a breach that exposed 360,000 cards will likely set an example for other states. One expert says banking institutions will likely pay more damages when accounts are compromised.
In his four years as a top DHS cybersecurity policymaker, Bruce McConnell learned that to build trust with the public, the federal government must be more transparent in the way it approaches security and privacy.