Score one for preparation: In the wake of a ransomware attack that infected 900 workstations, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency says it's restoring affected systems, vowing to not give the attackers a single bitcoin of their ransom demand.
A ransomware attack against San Francisco's Muni public transportation network attack over the busy Thanksgiving holiday - and Black Friday shopping - weekend left more than 2,000 fare-handling systems locked, leading officials to let people ride for free.
Healthcare entities must perform security due diligence when they consider introducing emerging technologies - including "internet of things" devices - into their environments, says attorney Stephen Wu, author of a new book on HIPAA compliance.
IBM will pay an unspecified amount to the Australian government for the vendor's role in the technical problems related to the recent online census, which dented public confidence in large-scale IT projects.
Organizations in all sectors need to be aware of newly emerging insider threats, including those tied to the dark web, Michael Theis of Carnegie Mellon's CERT Insider Threat Center explains in this video interview.
In September, the annual G20 summit - the gathering of leaders from 20 major global economies- was held in China. NSFOCUS was selected to provide security protection. Guy Rosefelt discusses that mission and its unique challenges.
The latest ISMG Security Report leads with a look at how to protect patient data should President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress follow through with their promise to dismantle Obamacare. Also featured is a discussion of whether IoT security should be regulated.
Vulnerable firmware has been highlighted again in a range of low-cost Android phones, raising concerns over their security. This latest incident comes 11 months after security analysts first raised flags.
Cloud-based services can be both a "blessing and curse" when it comes to dealing with security, says John Houston, CISO and associate counsel for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, who explains why in this video interview.
To combat breaches involving insiders, organizations need to limit employees' access to data and more closely monitor access activity, security expert David Gibson of Varonis says in this video interview.
The security of any organization can be rated based on careful research of information available on the public internet and the dark web, Sam Kassoumeh of SecurityScorecard explains in this video interview.
Highlighting the latest ISMG Security Report: National Institute of Standards and Technology's Ron Ross explains how a new approach employing engineering principles can be used to build secure, trustworthy systems. Also, when a ransomware attack is deemed a breach.
Just two years after its launch, Soltra Edge, the automated threat-intelligence sharing platform designed by the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center and The Depository Trust and Clearing Corp., is being taken off the market. Experts weigh in on the reasons behind the surprising decision.