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November 30, 2018  9:30 PM

Are US hacker indictments more than Justice Theater?

Michael Heller Michael Heller Profile: Michael Heller

Hacker indictments by U.S. Justice Department haven't proven effective and now the Treasury Department is also getting in on the act with questionable sanctions. In the past five months alone, the U.S. Department of Justice has indicted at least 30 foreign individuals in connection with various...

November 29, 2018  8:07 PM

Breaking down Dell’s “potential cybersecurity incident” announcement

Rob Wright Profile: Rob Wright

With numerous regulations and laws like the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation putting pressure on enterprises to go public with cybersecurity incidents, we've seen a trend of businesses disclosing breaches first and filling in the details later. Dell provided the latest example...


November 29, 2018  5:54 PM

Will cybersecurity safety ever equal air travel safety?

Peter Loshin Peter Loshin Profile: Peter Loshin

Aviation safety provides an aspirational model of a safety success story when you consider that over the past 50 years, even as total passenger miles have exploded, commercial airline fatalities have plummeted. The commercial aviation industry has an admirable safety record, but can the lessons...


October 1, 2018  1:46 PM

FBI, DHS blaming the victims on Remote Desktop Protocol

Peter Loshin Peter Loshin Profile: Peter Loshin

As most of the nation watched the Senate battle over a contentious Supreme Court appointment, the FBI and DHS jointly released a "Public Service Announcement," in which they warn us...


August 3, 2018  4:56 PM

Five things to watch for at Black Hat USA this year

Robert Richardson Robert Richardson Profile: Robert Richardson

When the latest edition of Black Hat USA kicks off in Las Vegas next week, it will find itself deep in the swirl of nation-state election tampering, with top security administrator’s gathering jointly in the White House press room to underscore the dangers of Russian cybermeddling while President...


July 17, 2018  2:26 PM

Is the new California privacy law a domestic GDPR?

Peter Loshin Peter Loshin Profile: Peter Loshin

The difference between data privacy protections afforded to European Union residents and people in the U.S. is more sharply highlighted now that the EU's General Data Protection Regulation has taken...


June 29, 2018  8:09 PM

Cyber attribution: Why it won’t be easy to stop the blame game

Rob Wright Profile: Rob Wright

The "who" in a whodunit has always been the most crucial element, but when it comes to cyberattacks, that conventional wisdom has been turned on its head. A growing chorus of infosec experts in recent years has argued


May 30, 2018  5:14 PM

It’s GDPR Day. Let the privacy regulation games begin!

Peter Loshin Peter Loshin Profile: Peter Loshin

May 25, 2018 was "GDPR Day;" the day enforcement of the European Union's new General Data Protection Regulation began; the day so many information security professionals have been preparing for over the...


May 9, 2018  3:43 PM

Google I/O’s security and privacy focus missing on day one

Michael Heller Michael Heller Profile: Michael Heller

It's fairly easy to find stories sparking security and privacy concerns regarding a Google product or service — Search, Chrome, Android, AdSense and more — but if you watched or attended Google I/O, you might be convinced everything is fine. On the first day of


May 3, 2018  5:58 PM

Cybersecurity pervasiveness subsumes all security concerns

Michael Heller Michael Heller Profile: Michael Heller

Given the increased digitization of society and explosion of devices generating data (including retail, social media, search, mobile, and the internet of things), it seems like it might have been inevitable that cybersecurity pervasiveness would eventually touch every aspect of life. But, it feels...


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