While businesses of all sizes are victims of cyberattacks, the smaller the companies, the more vulnerable they can be.
While major corporations and large government agencies have taken detailed, elaborate steps to guard against the problem, smaller municipalities, companies and organizations are in something of a bind. Protecting such small groups against ransomware (or at least improving their chances of recovering from an attack) can be time-consuming and costly.
BotSlayer—a free software tool that is open to the public—scans social media looking for evidence that what appears to be grassroots political activity is actually being generated automated accounts.
Some cybersecurity professionals are concerned that insurance policies designed to limit the damage of ransomware attacks might be encouraging hackers.
The National Science Foundation is expanding its funding for Trusted CI—also known as the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence—which is helping thousands of researchers keep their work and their data safe.
Facebook is getting a taste of the regulatory pushback it will face as it creates a new digital currency with corporate partners.
Rook Security, an 11-year-old firm that specializes in cyber-threat detection and response services, had been on a torrid growth pace for most of this decade but has downsized its workforce more than 60 percent over the past three years.
Prosecutors said Chinese resident Fujie Wang and a person they call John Doe were behind the huge data breach at the Indianapolis-based insurer in 2015, which compromised the information of 78 million people.
Fred Cate, vice president for research at Indiana University, says data and privacy issues in the United States will always be difficult because an open society means people weigh their independence against the inconvenience of security.
A dozen states are suing an Indiana company over a data breach that compromised information of more than 3.9 million people.
The hotelier announced Friday morning that information for hundreds of millions of guests who stayed at its Starwood properties has been compromised. Credit card numbers and expiration dates for some guests may have been taken.
Bankers Life and Casualty, a division of Carmel-based CNO Financial Group, said some of its customers had personal data exposed, including Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, bank account numbers and medical information.
The deal also provides two years of free credit-monitoring services to 200 million people whose email addresses and other personal information were stolen as part of the biggest security breach in history.
The attackers gained the ability to "seize control" of those user accounts, Facebook said, by stealing digital keys the company uses to keep users logged in.
The settlement, spanning all 50 states and the District of Columbia, is the biggest data-breach payout in history, and marks the most sweeping rebuke by regulators against Uber, which earned a reputation for skirting rules in its push to dominate the ride-hailing market.
Plaintiffs' attorneys sought $38 million in legal fees after reaching a $115 million settlement with the Indianapolis-based health insurer last year.
Pretty much every school of note, including Indiana University, Purdue University, the University of Notre Dame, Ball State University and Ivy Tech Community College (which offers a well-regarded two-year associate’s degree certified by the National Security Agency) offers advanced education for students interested in cybersecurity.
The Trump administration announced criminal charges against Iranians accused in a government-sponsored hacking scheme to pilfer sensitive information from hundreds of universities, private companies and American government agencies. Indiana was among the targets.
Cyberattacks can take many forms, but whether malware is the main method or a hacker gains command and control by initiating a phishing campaign, the adversary is always the same: a human.