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Chinese authorities have started intercepting encrypted traffic to and from Google's servers, in an apparent man-in-the-middle (MitM) attack against the encrypted traffic between CERNET and Google.
Apple is ramping up iCloud defenses in the aftermath of hackers swiping nude photos of celebrities from the online digital vault, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Facebook began rolling out its "privacy checkup" aimed at helping users of the huge social network better manage sharing their information and postings.
Scandal rocked both Hollywood and the US tech industry Monday after an apparent massive hack of a cloud data service unleashed a torrent of intimate pictures of celebrities onto the Internet.
A study conducted by iSEC Partners provided the developers of the Tor Browser Bundle with several long and short-term recommendations on how to make the application more secure.
NIST is requesting public comments on a guide designed to help organizations determine potential security and privacy risks posed by third-party mobile applications
The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council has published guidance that provides merchants with payment security best practices for working with third-party providers.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott defended tough new terror laws under which digital data will be retained for up to two years, denying it is an invasion of privacy.
The latest media scoop about the internal workings of the US intelligence community has convinced officials they have a new leaker feeding information to journalists.
Israel eavesdropped on US Secretary of State John Kerry during doomed peace talks with the Palestinians last year, according to reports.

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Mark Hatton's picture
The oversight for the protection of healthcare information is only getting tighter, and it is incumbent upon the security teams to ensure healthcare professionals have all the tools necessary to improve patient outcomes, while we worry about keeping the bad guys away.
Torsten George's picture
The NIST Cybersecurity Framework is a good first step towards creating a standardized approach to cyber security, but requires many substantial updates before really improving our nation’s cyber resilience.
Tal Be'ery's picture
The Google-backed "Certificate Transparency" initiative has gained much momentum and may have a real chance to amend the battered Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI).
Nimmy Reichenberg's picture
With the release of PCI-DSS 3.0, organizations have a framework for payment security as part of their business-as-usual activities by introducing more flexibility, and an increased focus on education, awareness and security as a shared responsibility.
Mark Hatton's picture
Complacency is never a good thing, but in security it can have devastating effects. While it’s good to acknowledge progress, that should never stand in the way of staying ahead of the next potential threat.
Chris Coleman's picture
The events that occurred in 2013 will forever be reflected in the Internet DNA of the future, and how the cyber security market evolves to accommodate that future.
Chris Hinkley's picture
For security professionals, PCI DSS 3.0 means that PCI compliance will become more of an everyday business practice, rather than an annual checklist obligation.
Gant Redmon's picture
Proper use of Google Glass respecting law and privacy will be all about context. Context is different depending where you are. Are you in a public place, a private place, or a restricted place like a government installation?
Ram Mohan's picture
There is a lot we can do to keep our data private and, like many aspects of managing security, it’s a process that is best grounded in common sense. What can organizations do to shield themselves from the kind of scrutiny that has caught the world’s attention recently?
Michael Callahan's picture
There’s more than functionality and availability issues ailing Healthcare.gov. There’s significant potential for compromise.