How the debate between privacy and security is evolving June 7, 2016 • Security, Top Stories Earlier this year, Apple was put in the hot seat when the FBI demanded it unlock an iPhone recovered from shooters during a terrorist attack in San Bernardino. Some of you may remember a time when national security was […]

New Delhi: Deepening its commitment to enhancing cybersecurity, Microsoft has announced the opening of its Cyber Security Engagement Center (CSEC) in Gurgaon, India.  The CSEC aims to drive public-private partnerships to fight cybercrime, strengthen the cooperation with Indian businesses, government and academic organizations on cybersecurity, and increase its contribution towards securing Indian computer and internet users from cybercrime threats. […]

Symantec Relying on CVSS scores to estimate the risk to security may be placing individuals and the enterprise at greater risk than believed, researchers say. The Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is a way to document and measure a software vulnerability’s risk factors. CVSS has undergone a number of… read more at: http://www.zdnet.com/article/cvss-scores-are-not-enough-for-modern-security/

MADISON, Wis. — Since last summer, automakers in Detroit have been losing sleep over two vexing issues: Over-the-Air (OTA) software/firmware updates and cyber-security for connected cars. First, OTA is a big unknown to carmakers who have traditionally depended on service visits to dealerships for software updates. Only a few automakers have OTA update capabilities, and […]

At U.S. Cyber Command, the top brass has made recruiting top talent a leading priority, but those efforts have been slowed by challenges in attracting and retaining the next generation of cyber warriors. Maj. Gen. Paul Nakasone, commander of Cyber Command’s Cyber National Mission Force, spoke to those struggles in a recent online event hosted […]

The next American president will be tasked with deterring foreign government-sponsored cyber attacks against US citizens and companies. And under the current system, that task will be next to impossible. Cyber war is on the rise, from Russian cyber soldiers knocking out the power grid in Ukraine to Iranian hackers compromising American dams to Chinese […]

Infosec 2016 Cyber-conflict between nations has entered a new phase with a switch from espionage to sabotage and theft, according to infosec guru Mikko Hyppönen. The BlackEnergy-related attacks on the electricity grid last December and the more recent attack on at least four international banks have upped the ante in the sphere of cyber-conflict, according […]

A system control center operator sits at his computer workstation at an AEP Transmission Operations Center in New Albany, Ohio / AP BY: Bill Gertz Follow @BillGertz June 6, 2016 3:30 pm The U.S. Cyber Command will conduct large-scale military exercises this week simulating cyber attacks against critical U.S. infrastructure, and the war games will […]