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Cambridge Analytica, a firm hired by those behind Donald Trump's successful US presidential campaign, is at the center of a scandal over alleged misuse of Facebook users' personal data. [Read More]
Facebook says it has suspended the account of Cambridge Analytica, the data analysis firm hired by Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, amid reports it harvested the profile information of millions of US voters without their permission. [Read More]
As Americans wait to see whether net neutrality can gain enough support among lawmakers to invoke disapproval via the Congressional Review Act, individual states are working on state laws to maintain net neutrality within their own borders. [Read More]
As a result of massive backlash from the industry, CTS Labs has provided some clarifications about the AMD processor vulnerabilities and its disclosure method [Read More]
An unnamed energy firm in the U.S. has been fined $2.7 million over a data security incident that exposed critical cyber assets [Read More]
AMD is investigating claims of critical flaws in its processors, while the company that found the vulnerabilities faces backlash over its disclosure method [Read More]
Kaspersky researchers find over a dozen vulnerabilities, including serious flaws that can be exploited remotely, in SmartCam cameras from Hanwha [Read More]
Researcher shows how much personal data is stored in web browsers and how readily it can be harvested [Read More]
KoolSpan this week announced a partnership with Samsung to implement secure communications on Samsung smartphones. [Read More]
A group of researchers from MIT and Harvard have presented a new system designed to make private browsing even more private. [Read More]

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Adam Firestone's picture
The misconception that Internet privacy equals anonymity must be dispelled if cyberspace is to be a secure and safe place. At the same time, mechanisms must be incorporated to ensure that communications remain confidential and resistant to unauthorized alteration by third parties.
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.
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.