07/08/2014 - Verizon identified nine patterns that describe 92 percent of the confirmed data breaches it collected in 2013. Learn about these patterns and gain insight into cyber espionage and denial-of-service attacks in the company’s 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report.
06/17/2014 - ATT&T says a recent security breach that compromised customer information was an inside job. A GAO report reveals the U.S. Coast Guard is not meeting its performance targets for drug interdiction in a transit zone known for heavy drug trafficking. Federal agencies report that security is a key concern for teleworking employees. And more.
05/19/2014 - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced today that the United States is formally charging members of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army with cyber espionage. They are accused of stealing trade secrets from six U.S. companies.
03/20/2014 - EU leaders are considering economic sanctions against Russia, which could have grave consequences for Europe's economy. Taliban insurgents attacked a police station in Jalalabad, killing 10. The UK is working on a £1 coin with enhanced security features to curb counterfeiting. And a congressional hearing deals with human trafficking.
03/06/2014 - Ukrainian and Russian activists are taking the battlefield online by hacking government Web sites. Virtual currency exchange service Flexcoin closes its doors after being drained financially by hackers. And information from 282,000 credit cards used at Sally Beauty has surfaced on cybercrime markets.
02/13/2014 - The White House has issued its Cybersecurity Framework that offers best practices to critical infrastructure organizations; the GAO recommends an increase in extreme weather preparedness, and spinoffs of mobile app Flappy Birds are laden with malware.
02/04/2014 - Target Corp. CFO John Mulligan is scheduled to testify today before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the security breach at the giant retailer; tech companies are disclosing how many users were affected by the NSA's information requests; the GAO issues a new report about a program designed to reduce crashes among commercial trucks and buses; and more.
01/30/2014 - The government is reforming how agencies acquire technology in order to bolster cybersecurity. The GAO recommends increased focus on protecting 911 databases. Target credit card databases were accessed with vendor credentials. And security for the Super Bowl ramps up ahead of the game.
01/09/2014 - Senior managers pose the greatest risk to corporate security, a study shows. LinkedIn is suing unknown hackers in an attempt to learn their identities. And network security spending is expected to double in 2014.
01/02/2014 - President Vladimir Putin has vowed to increase security across Russia after twin bombings left the region shaken just weeks before the Winter Olympics. The National Security Council has issued a maritime security plan that promotes risk management and information sharing. And the information of 4.6 million Snapchat users was published online after the app was hacked.
12/18/2013 - Contract guards that protect federal facilities around the country are not sufficiently trained on screening or active shooters, a GAO report found. The Federal Election Commission site was attacked by Chinese hackers during the government shutdown. And NORAD is relying on special software to track Santa this Christmas Eve.