Cyber IPO pipeline grows as data breaches boost security spending
Mar 23, 2015 at 10:54 | Source:
Rapid7, LogRhythm and Mimecast are joining a growing list of cybersecurity firms planning to go public in 2015 to capitalize on investor interest following a spate of hacker attacks, according to people familiar with the matter.Shares of publicly tra...
Developed with Samsung and IBM, BlackBerry unveils security-focused tablet
Mar 16, 2015 at 10:32 | Source:
BlackBerry Ltd. unveiled a new high-security tablet on Saturday as part of its continuing efforts to expand its base with business and government customers.The new device, developed with Samsung Electronics Co. and International Business Machines Cor...
Jeb Bush used personal email to discuss security issues - Wash Post
Mar 15, 2015 at 09:31 | Source:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Likely 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush used his personal email while governor of Florida to discuss troop deployments, nuclear plant protection and other such matters, the Washington Post reported on Saturday.Th...
Cyber attack hits Madison, Wisconsin, after police shooting of teen
Mar 11, 2015 at 00:31 | Source:
REUTERS - Cyber attackers have compromised computer systems at the Madison, Wisconsin, Police Department in retaliation for the police shooting death of a 19-year-old unarmed black man in the Wisconsin capital city, a police spokesman said Tuesday.Th...
Hillary Clinton email trove reviewed for public release, security lapses
Mar 06, 2015 at 16:56 | Source:
Washington: The government will examine thousands of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails for public release and for possible security lapses after revelations she used a private account to conduct official business as secretary of state, a senior State...
China's Lenovo becomes victim of cyber-attack
Feb 27, 2015 at 04:37 | Source:
Chinese computer maker Lenovo has become the victim of a cyber-attack following a warning by the US government about software called Superfish. The Superfish adware program - which offered shopping tips - was shipped on some of the company's not...
Why Indian CIOs, CISOs need to reconsider their security perspective
Feb 26, 2015 at 12:35 | Source:
Almost every organisation is extensively using the web to conduct its different business activities. From employee communication to customer interaction, collecting data to making payments - almost all business transactions are moving onto the online...
Snowden leak: NSA helped British steal cell phone codes
Feb 20, 2015 at 11:15 | Source:
Britain's electronic spying agency, working with the US National Security Agency, hacked into the networks of a Dutch company to steal codes that allow both governments to seamlessly eavesdrop on mobile phones worldwide, according to the documents gi...
NSA chief says Sony attack traced to N.Korea after software analysis
Feb 20, 2015 at 04:16 | Source:
OTTAWA (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) identified North Korea as the source of the recent cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment (6758.T) after analyzing the software used in the intrusion, NSA Director Admiral Michael Rogers ...
Hackathons: Changing the pitiable state of women in technology?
Feb 18, 2015 at 14:16 | Source:
In the mid-1980s, 37 percent of computer science majors were women; in 2012, that figure was at a dismal 18 percent, according to TechRepublic. Last year, Facebook and Google came out with a report on the percentage of their women employees, which wa...
U.N. rights judge wants balloons, hackers to get message to N.Korea
Feb 18, 2015 at 03:33 | Source:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of a U.N. Commission of Inquiry said on Tuesday more efforts were needed, including the use of balloons and computer hacking, to tell the North Korean people about its damning report on human rights conditions in their...
Charlie Hebdo: 'Islamist cyber attacks' hit France
Feb 14, 2015 at 05:02 | Source:
Numerous French media websites have gone down a day after warnings of a wave of Islamist cyber attacks. The sites of Le Parisien, Marianne and 20 Minutes were among those affected, although most were soon restored. The French government said some 20,...
Cybersecurity: Tech firms urged to share data with US
Feb 14, 2015 at 05:02 | Source:
Private tech firms should share more information with government and with each other to tackle cybercrime, according to US President Barack Obama. We have to work together like never before Mr Obama said during a speech at a White House cybersecurity...
U.S. creates new agency to lead cyberthreat tracking
Feb 11, 2015 at 03:31 | Source:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Calling the destructive cyberattack on Sony Pictures "a game changer," a top White House official on Tuesday announced a new intelligence unit to coordinate analysis of cyberthreats, modeled on similar U.S. government...
'CyberCaliphate' hacks Newsweek Twitter account, threatens Obama
Feb 11, 2015 at 00:16 | Source:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hackers calling themselves "CyberCaliphate" threatened U.S. President Barack Obama and his family when they took control of Newsweek magazine's Twitter account on Tuesday with the words "Je suIS IS," a refer...
Cyber security for a hyper-connected world
Feb 06, 2015 at 14:34 | Source:
Sanjay Deshpande 2014 ended on the heels of the infiltration of Sony Pictures corporate network. The media has been inundated with an alarming number of reports of global businesses being compromised, and in some cases large chunks of confid...