Cyber Security

Executives and investors are hiring an unlikely crowd to help them do deals: computer geeks. Companies and investment funds are adding an extra layer of scrutiny to acquisitions by screening targets for cybersecurity risks, as global computer attacks raise awareness. That’s prompting offers specifically tailored to takeovers by a variety of players, from consultants like […]

The hackers are winning, so the market for cybersecurity insurance is booming. Today businesses accept that they are likely to be breached no matter how much they spend on defenses, and they’ve begun looking for someone to share the cost. Pricing the risk is difficult, however (see “Insurers Scramble to Put a Price on a […]

With technology increasingly intertwined with all aspects of business, CNET@Work can help you — prosumers to small businesses with fewer than five employees — get started. If a computer repair and data recovery company can get hacked, so can you. New York-based LaptopMD.com got victimized by a cyberattack when an attacker exploited a vulnerability in […]

Congress has a growing opportunity to lead on cybersecurity policy after years of playing catch-up with the previous administration, but it remains to be seen which congressional committees will emerge as cyber leaders and whether multiple panels can work together to address cyber priorities. As the Trump administration focuses on technology upgrades throughout the federal […]

Executives and investors are hiring an unlikely crowd to help them do deals: computer geeks. Companies and investment funds are adding an extra layer of scrutiny to acquisitions by screening targets for cybersecurity risks, as global computer attacks raise awareness. That’s prompting offers specifically tailored to takeovers by a variety of players, from consultants like […]

Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when Russia has been accused of a growing number of cyber attacks on the West, a Reuters investigation has found. Russian authorities are asking Western tech companies to allow them […]