In-brief: the consequences of innovation and increased reliance on information technology, including the Internet of Things, pose serious challenges to the nation’s cyber defenses and the intelligence community’s “operational tradecraft,” said DNI James Clapper in a report to Congress.
In-brief: President Barack Obama highlighted cyber security as a top policy priority in the final budget proposal of his presidency, seeking a massive expansion in funding for federal information security and the creation of a new federal chief information security officer (CISO). (more…) Share...
In-brief: A hacker appears to have compromised a U.S. government network and made off with hundreds of Gigabytes of data, including personal data on tens of thousands of employees of the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice. Editors Note: This story was updated to include...
In-brief: Fifty eight percent of risk managers in a recent survey listed cyber security as a top risk for their organization – double the percentage from an identical survey in 2009. But why? In this Security Ledger podcast, we talk with Max Rudolph of the Society of Actuaries and author of a...
In-brief: IBM researchers are warning that building automation systems pose a security risk to companies – and one that few companies take seriously.Read more ›
In-brief: research by the security firm Rapid7 has uncovered security flaws in new, interactive “smart toys” by Fisher Price and other toy makers that could divulge personal information related to children and their families. Editor’s note: this story was updated to include comments from Mark Stanislav of Rapid7. PFR Feb 2, 2016.Read more ›
In-brief: A report from a leading legal think tank argues that the spread of the Internet of Things will provide ample opportunities for law enforcement and intelligence agencies to spy on citizens, despite more widespread use of encryption.Read more ›