Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta tells Congress that neither she nor anyone else at OPM should be held personally responsible for a breach of agency computers in which the personal information of millions was stolen.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has instructed the Intelligence Bureau to create a cybersecurity architecture and a specialised wing to augment infrastructure. This must be immediate, practical and real, experts say.
The hack of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management may have exposed personal information for "tens of millions" of people, a new report says, with a single database containing information for 18 million people.
Law enforcement officials in Europe plan to disrupt the use of social media to broadcast "terrorist and extremist propaganda," but security experts questioned whether such moves will blunt the recruitment of new ISIS fighters and so-called "jihadist brides."
Polish airline LOT claims that a hack attack disrupted its ground-control computers, leaving the airline unable to issue flight plans and forcing it to cancel or delay flights, grounding 1,400 passengers.
The Big Data explosion will expand in volume, velocity and variety. Analytics are key to deriving insights from this data, particularly in cybersecurity and anti-fraud, says Dominic Ligot of Teradata Philippines.
Security researchers warn of "Xara" flaws in Apple iOS and OS X that could be used to intercept passwords and banking data, as well as a keyboard app that puts more than 600 million Samsung device users at risk.
Chris Feeney, recently named president of BITS, the technology and policy division of the Financial Services Roundtable, describes his top cybersecurity priorities, including helping members deal with insider threats.
Sony's 2014 cyber-attack cleanup costs continue to mount. The company reports spending $35 million on remediation as of March, and costs will continue to mount, now that a judge has ruled that a class-action lawsuit by former employees can proceed.
Well-known health data privacy expert and federal adviser Deven McGraw is joining the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights as its new deputy director for health information privacy, heading its HIPAA enforcement efforts.