A year ago, Glenn Greenwald at The Guardian published the first of what would become an avalanche of leaks from ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden about the U.S. National Security Agency and the modern world of digital surveillance and spying. Here are the five most important takeaways from a year that changed our perspective on our privacy in the digital age.
A new report by security ratings firm BitSight Technologies shows that out of four key industries -- finance, utilities, retail, and healthcare -- healthcare and pharmaceuticals companies have the worst cybersecurity ratings.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a report Tuesday calling for more transparency from data brokers. Today, we take at what the FTC describes as the characteristics of data brokering and the benefits and risks involved.
White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel once again took to the official White House blog last week in a post titled "Assessing Cybersecurity Regulations" to clear up the air following U.S. accusations that five Chinese military officials perpetuated industrial espionage against the United States.
Tensions between the United States and China over accusations of industrial espionage have hit a boiling point as Beijing summoned U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus Monday in an attempt to counter Washington's charges.
Welcome back to Threat Level Thursday, where this week we'll be talking more about the defensive end of cybersecurity, including a set of guidelines to improve critical systems and software security by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and why quick responses to threats are great, but rash ones aren't.
The departure of Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel last week had many proclaiming that it was because of the massive data breach the retailer suffered late last year. It's important to note, however, that there were other factors at play, such as Target's recent performance as a business.
While it's important to respond quickly and effectively in light of a cybersecurity hole such as Heartbleed, new data shows that some websites actually added the vulnerability in the rush to patch systems.
Just how important is the digital frontier to the U.S. government? Very, apparently. The White House released a report on big data last week recommending modernizing the approach to scaled digital information, a move that highlights an increasingly aggressive agenda by the government on cyber issues.
Cyberwarfare has been heralded as the coming frontier and you can be sure that the United States wants to be at the forefront. Enter the National Security Agency (NSA), which is training a new breed of cyberwarriors for use in the frontlines