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Americans Rank Criminal Hacking as Their Number One Threat

Global warming and artificial intelligence rate as less of a threat to human health, safety, and prosperity, than getting hacked, according to a survey released today.

Health IT & Cybersecurity: 5 Hiring Misconceptions to Avoid

Why healthcare organizations need a good strategy to find talent, or get left behind.

10 Security Product Flaw Scares

CCleaner compromise puts the crown on several years' worth of headlines about cybersecurity product weaknesses.

Where Do Security Vulnerabilities Come From?

There are three major causes: code quality, complexity, and trusted data inputs.

SEC Says Intruders May Have Accessed Insider Data for Illegal Trading

2016 breach of the Securities and Exchange Commission's EDGAR database dents its reputation as a federal cybersecurity enforcer.

CCleaner Malware Targeted Tech Giants Cisco, Google, Microsoft

The backdoor discovered in Avast's CCleaner targeted top tech companies including Google, Microsoft, Samsung, Sony, VMware, and Cisco.

Why Size Doesn’t Matter in DDoS Attacks

Companies both large and small are targets. Never think "I'm not big enough for a hacker's attention."

SMBs Paid $301 Million to Ransomware Attackers

But small- to midsized businesses are taking a tougher stand against ransomware attacks, according to a survey released today of the 2016-2017 period.

OPM Data Breach Lawsuit Tossed, Fed Plaintiffs will Appeal

A judge ruled federal employees cannot sue for damages from the 2015 Office of Personnel Management data breach.

Iranian Cyberspy Group Targets Aerospace, Energy Firms

APT33 focused on gathering information to bolster Iran's aviation industry and military decision-making capability, FireEye says.

Cisco SMI Still Exposing Network Switches Online

The high number of exposed and vulnerable devices online has remained largely unchanged since researchers began exploring SMI in 2010.

Mobile Ransomware Hits Browsers with Old-School Techniques

Several types of malware sold on the dark Web advertise the ability to spy on Android smartphones, encrypt files, and demand payment.