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Hacker Charged in Breach of New York Dam

March 25, 2016 17:160 comments
The Bowman Avenue Dam in Rye, New York, was one target of a group of hackers based in Iran, according to charges unveiled on Thursday.

In-brief: The Department of Justice on Thursday announced charges against seven Iranian men in connection with a campaign of attacks on U.S. banks, financial services firms and critical infrastructure, including a Rye, New York dam. 

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Supply Chain Wreck: CCTV Firmware Vulnerable

March 24, 2016 10:510 comments
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The software used by tens of thousands of digital video recorders (DVRs) used with closed circuit cameras (CCTVs) is vulnerable to being remotely hacked, a researcher has discovered.

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Updated: More Hospitals Felled by Ransomware

March 23, 2016 11:250 comments
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In-brief: Hospitals in Kentucky and California were the victims of ransomware early this week – more evidence of a sustained campaign of extortion malware attacks. (Editor’s note: This story was updated to include comment from affected hospitals. – PFR March 24, 2016)

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Dull Instruments: Why Hospitals Keep Getting Hacked

March 22, 2016 09:462 comments
Dull Instruments: Why Hospitals Keep Getting Hacked

In-brief: Why are hospitals in the cross hairs for cyber criminals? The Security Ledger speaks with Kevin Fu of The University of Michigan. Fu said that hospitals face a number of challenges, as more (insecure) devices become connected to the Internet. Individual facilities – especially small hospitals – often lack the expertise and tools needed to manage their risk. 

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Finding Balance on the Internet of Things

March 21, 2016 08:451 comment
The Internet of Things is disrupting long-held notions of privacy, security and safety says Marc Blackmer of Cisco Systems.

In-brief: For all its promise, the Internet of Things is poised to disrupt long-held, societal notions of privacy, safety and security, argues Marc Blackmer of Cisco Systems. 

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Security Ledger Archives

Conversations with a CISO (Sponsored by Invincea)

Conversation with Alan Daines of Dell Inc.

Conversation with Craig Shumard of Shumard & Assoc. (Nov. 5, 2014)

Conversation with Daniel Conroy of Synchrony Financial (Feb 5, 2015)

Conversation with Vas Rajan of CLS Bank (March 19, 2015)

Conversation with Lt. Gen. Rhett Hernandez (April 28, 2015)

Conversation with Jon Trull, CISO of Qualys(Oct. 14, 2014)