10/07/2014 - Personal digital devices are so popular that employees are bringing them into the workplace without management approval. This bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend can lead to security threats.
08/29/2014 - Cyberbullying has tripled over the last year, according to McAfee’s 2014 Teens and the Screen Study: Exploring Online Privacy, Social Networking and Cyberbullying. The study found that 87 percent of youth reported witnessing cyberbullying over the last year, compared to the previous study in which just 27 percent said they had observed cruel online behavior.
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.