Cybersecurity in the Cloud
It's a threat that's only getting bigger. As businesses increasingly go to the cloud and people shift more of their lives online, the risk of hackers stealing data has grown exponentially. What does this mean for companies and consumers? In this special report, we'll explore the many ways cyberattacks are disrupting our digital world.
U.S. technology companies are in danger of losing more business to foreign competitors if the National Security Agency’s power to spy on customers isn’t curbed, the New America Foundation said in a report today.
From time to time, Edward Snowden's face pops up on video-chat monitors stationed at technology conferences. Broadcasting from Russia where he's taken asylum, the former U.S. National Security Agency contractor frequently evangelizes for use of the Internet anonymity tool Tor.
When air-raid sirens sounded across central Israel this week, programmers at BioCatch Ltd. joined thousands of their neighbors in rushing to the bomb shelter. Unlike most others, the BioCatch team made sure they had their laptops in hand.
When celebrated computer hacker Barnaby Jack died suddenly a year ago at the age of 35, headlines around the world touted the Steve Jobs-style pizazz he brought to cyber-security conferences and his show-stopping stunts such as breaking into ATMs and pacemakers.
In the quest to topple Samsung and Apple in China, local phone makers appear to have a powerful friend in the Chinese government. Several moves over the last year are helping to propel Chinese hardware companies at the expense of foreign giants.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew urged Congress and financial companies to step up their fight against cyber threats, saying malicious acts pose a risk to national security and financial stability.
Security breaches exposing consumers’ personal information are becoming larger and increasingly frequent in New York, costing businesses more than $1.37 billion last year, the state attorney general’s office said.
Apple said location tracking functions of its software can’t be used to identify activity of individuals in China as it seeks to refute claims on state-owned media that its iPhones pose a security risk.
A Chinese citizen was charged with plotting to steal data from U.S. defense contractors, including a successful hack of Boeing’s computer system, amid an expanding crackdown on industrial espionage by China.
China’s military is improving its military doctrine, training, weapons and surveillance to be able to conduct more sophisticated attacks against the U.S. and other adversaries, according to the Pentagon.
The spy program that compels Internet companies to turn over users’ e-mail and Web activity should be revised to more narrowly target foreign terrorists and avoid violating the privacy of U.S. citizens, an oversight board said.
Right now, millions of people around the world are sitting at their desks staring at a small window on their screens. The influx in people viewing live-streaming video of the FIFA World Cup isn't great for productivity, and it's even worse for corporate IT departments.
In an 11-story office building in the Washington suburbs, hundreds of U.S. cybersecurity analysts work around the clock to foil hackers. Possible breaches of government networks show up as red flashes on screens that line the walls.
On a recent muggy morning, Jeff Myerson, a manager for Houston-based CenterPoint Energy, is pointing to mundane-looking gray metal boxes up on a wooden utility pole. They mask high-tech capabilities: State-of-the-art wireless relays that collect information on customers’ power use in 15-minute intervals.
Skyhigh Networks Inc., a security-technology startup that provides tools to help companies monitor cloud-computing usage, raised $40 million as it rides demand for Internet-based software and security.
Singapore’s ability to fight a rising threat from hackers is hindered by a skills shortage and lack of awareness among companies, according to the computer security firm that runs a state-supported training center.
Cybercrime remains a growth industry. That’s the main message from former U.S. intelligence officials, who in a report today outlined scenarios for how $445 billion a year in trade theft due to computer hackers will worsen.