Network Security 

IBM Boosts Cyber Security Education Efforts

IBM is investing in outreach to universities in a bid to better educate future security professionals.

18.5 Million Californians' Personal Data Exposed in 2013

That's an increase of more than 600 percent from 2012, according to state attorney general Kamala Harris.

Survey Finds Enterprises Struggling to Secure Data in the Cloud

Just 19 percent of IT pros are confident they know about all cloud computing applications, platforms or infrastructure in use in their organizations.

Network Virtualization Yields New Approaches to Security

Microsoft and VMware both have extensible network virtualization offerings that make it possible for third-party vendors to integrate their security tools.

Backoff PoS Malware Infections Rising Steadily

The number of Backoff infections increased by 57 percent from August to September 2014, according to Damballa.

Verizon Wireless Uses 'Permacookies' to Track Customer Web Activity

The Electronic Frontier Foundation's Jacob Hoffman-Andrews says AT&T and Sprint may be using similar headers as well.

Mobile Security's Budget Shortfall

Sixty-four percent of companies surveyed by the Ponemon Institute do not believe they have enough budget to adequately secure mobile devices.

Oregon Employment Department Notifies 851,322 People of Data Breach

Those affected were notified two weeks after the breach was discovered.

Employee Error at Touchstone Medical Imaging Exposes 307,528 Patients' Personal Data

A folder containing billing information was mistakenly left accessible online.

Shellshock a Fail for Security Disclosure

Shellshock and the Xen vulnerability. One of these things is not like the other, and an expert says they can teach us a lot about how to disclose security vulnerabilities.

Staples Investigates Possible Data Breach

Potentially affected locations include seven in Pennsylvania, three in New York City, and one in New Jersey.

Chinese Government Targets iCloud Users with MITM Attack

All Chinese visitors to iCloud.com are being directed to a fake page designed to steal login credentials.

Cost of Cybercrime in U.S. Reaches $12.7 Million per Organization

The number of cyber attacks per week surged by 176 percent over the past five years, according to the Ponemon Institute.

Passwords Not Going Away Any Time Soon

While biometric authentication and other password alternatives abound, traditional passwords remain the go-to method of authentication due to low cost.

Mobile Device Management Not Just for Big Companies

While mobile device management is often found at companies with big workforces, it can also help small companies with their mobile initiatives.

Forgotten Passwords Cost Companies $200,000 a Year

'Bottom line, it's time to kill passwords,' says Centrify CEO Tom Kemp.

Google Researchers Warn of POODLE SSL Vulnerability

Twitter immediately disabled SSL 3.0 support following the disclosure.

Hackers Claim Breach of 7 Million Dropbox Accounts

Dropbox says it wasn't hacked, and that any stolen login credentials came from breaches at other sites.

No Easy Fix for Point-of-Sale Security

Why is securing point-of-sale systems so hard, and what can retailers do to improve their PoS security postures?

Kmart Stores Infected with Point-of-Sale Malware

The company says the infection came from 'a new form of malware that was undetectable by current anti-virus systems.'

VeraCrypt a Worthy TrueCrypt Alternative

A fork of TrueCrypt's code, VeraCrypt strengthens the open source encryption software's transformation process and addresses other weaknesses.

Dairy Queen Acknowledges Major Credit Card Breach

Almost 400 locations are affected, exposing customer names, payment card numbers and expiration dates.

JPMorgan Hackers Also Hit Over a Dozen Other Financial Firms

Additional targets included Citigroup, HSBC, E*Trade, Regions Financial, ADP and Bank of the West, though it appears that no data was stolen.

Keeping SCADA Systems Secure

FireEye Turns Its Attention to SCADA industrial control systems.

Misconfigured Server Causes Massive Data Breach at MBIA

Account numbers and balances were exposed, along with detailed instructions on how to authorize new bank accounts for deposits.