The U.S. government is now set to use sanctions as yet another tool to defend American interests against cyber-attacks.
The goal of the new technology is to accelerate the time it takes to respond to a security incident after an alert is generated.
In addition to security patches, Mozilla's latest open-source browser release includes a new feedback feature to help users share their views on Firefox.
Separate reports reveal details of two espionage networks focused on the Middle East, one aimed at gathering intelligence and the other focused on infecting energy firms.
Tanium announced a new funding round and an updated platform for endpoint security defense. Tanium's Endpoint Platform 6.5 incorporates a patching capability.
Since March 26, GitHub has been under attack, but users are likely not even noticing as the site continues to be highly available.
Accenture's managing director for Electronics and High Technology advocates for making security a core element of all IoT platforms—and for vendors to have chief security officers.
Akamai released its fourth-quarter 2014 State of the Internet Report on March 25, providing updated statistics on trends in Internet security and connection speeds. Akamai operates a global content delivery network (CDN) that accommodated 803 million unique IPv4 addresses in the fourth quarter of 2014, with 151 million of those addresses inside the United States. Akamai reported that the average connection speed to its global network came in at 4.5M bps, for a 20 percent year-over-year gain. South Korea was the fastest nation, with an average connection speed of 22.2M bps. The U.S. placed 16th overall, with an average connection speed of 11.1M bps, for a 15 percent year-over-year gain. Akamai reported 327 distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks in the fourth quarter, up from 270 in the third quarter of 2014. Not surprisingly, enterprises ranked as the top target, representing 31 percent of the DDoS attacks. China was once again identified as the top source of attack traffic, recording 41 percent of all observed attacks. In this slide show, eWEEK looks at some of the key findings in the 4Q14 Akamai State of the Internet Report.
While the number of requests is down since last year, Microsoft renewed its call for more transparency in government efforts to obtain customer data.
Network equipment used in the hotel industry was found to have a misconfiguration that could have potentially exposed guests to risk.
PhishMe aims to help organizations train their employees to identify potential phishing risks. Founder Rohyt Belani believes users are the real key to security.
Stealth vendor Menlo Security scanned 750,000 Web domains and found many with known vulnerabilities.
The software giant joins Mozilla and several civil liberties organizations in calling for an end to the National Security Agency's bulk collection practices.
More than half of smartphone owners under 35 years old believe they are privacy-savvy, yet they tend to take the most risks with their personal data.
An Egyptian firm mistakenly issues fake certificates for several Google Web domains, which would have allowed cyber-criminals to exploit the domains to steal data or spread malware.