The United States will soon officially have a single agency that takes the lead role for cybersecurity. Congress has passed legislation to establish the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency within the Department of Homeland Security. The measure awaits President Trump's signature.
Google is investigating an unorthodox routing of internet traffic that on Monday sent traffic bound for its cloud services instead to internet service providers in Nigeria, Russia and China. Security experts say border gateway protocol is to blame and no easy fix is in sight.
Rather than creating a new commission to take the lead role on data security, the government of India is giving the Telecom Commission that role and renaming it the Digital Communications Commission, making it a primary custodian of citizens' data.
As the modern attack surface rapidly expands, companies must get the basics right. Yet each time a data security breach hits the news, there are reactionary questions are what could have been done to avoid the problem. More often than not these incidents occur because organizations commonly overlook basic security...
Georgia quietly fixed two flaws in its voter registration website that could have exposed personal information. How the secretary of state's office discovered the flaws and reacted suggests it may have erred when making a sensational accusation against the Democrats on the eve of the U.S. midterm elections.
Georgia's Republican gubernatorial candidate has accused the state's Democratic Party of attempting to hack the state's voter registration database. The accusation, from Brian S. Kemp, is complicated by his also being the state's current secretary of state, supervising election infrastructure and security.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features Kevin McDonald of the Mayo Clinic discussing how to secure connected medical devices. Plus, updates on the indictments of Chinese agents for hacking and the unveiling of the Financial Services Sector Cybersecurity Profile.
Although some global payment organizations apparently have failed to meet the Bank of India's October 15 deadline for storing all Indians' payment data domestically, the nation's central bank reportedly has ruled out extending the deadline and is demanding a status report.
Critical National Infrastructure refers to the various systems, networks, facilities and services upon which daily life depends. One such infrastructure is our power networks that are responsible for providing us with electricity that has become central to the ability of modern societies to function. Apart from being...
The Monetary Authority of Singapore is proposing to require financial institutions to implement six security measures to better guard against cyberattacks. But some security experts say the tricky part will be making sure banks actually take the required steps.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features Barbara Simons, co-author of the book "Broken Ballots," discussing why she believes it's a "national disgrace" that some states are relying on computer voting with no provision for recounts. Also: Update on breach lawsuit against Premera Blue Cross.
What are the keys to successful threat-intelligence sharing between the public and private sectors? And given what we saw in 2016, how do we ensure the security of the 2018 mid-term election? This session explores how the private sector can use the government's experience and apply it, and develop public/private...
Critical infrastructure protection is an integral part of cyberspace and these assets play a vital role in supporting many of our daily activities, including water and power usage, financial transactions, telecommunications, and so on. Today, the reliability, high performance, continuous operation, and protection of...