In-brief: A man in Pennsylvania said he was just being a disgruntled former employee when he hacked into base stations owned by his ex-employer that control access to smart water meters and disrupted the business of municipal water utilities across three states. He faces jail time, probation and a fine for his actions.
In-brief: the U.S. healthcare sector is in critical condition and needs urgent, coordinated action to protect patient safety and address vulnerabilities in millions of deployed medical devices, a Congressional Task Force has concluded. (Updated with comments from Joshua Corman of Atlantic Council. PFR June 7, 2017)
In-brief: Insurance giant AIG announced Monday that it has started offering cyber insurance to protect individuals and families from ransomware attacks, data theft and cyber bullying. But don’t go looking to sign up at Wal-Mart: the service is only available to AIG’s high net worth customers.
In-brief: Consumer Reports released a draft standard for security digital devices, calling on manufacturers to secure their products and give consumers the right to repair them.
In-brief:will computers and artificial intelligence “kill the infosec star” (to paraphrase The Buggles) with algorithms taking the place of workers who buy food, houses, cars and clothing? Maybe not, says Dario Forte of DF Labs in this Security Ledger podcast.