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USIS Breach Affected Undercover Investigators (August 22 & 23, 2014)

The data security breach at US military contractor US Investigations Services (USIS) is believed to have affected 25,000 individuals, some of whom are undercover investigators.......

White House Cyber Security Czar's Technical Experience Comments Spark Debate (August 22 & 25, 2014)

While the White House has defended Michael Daniel's assertion that his lack of technical expertise is an asset to his position as the administration's cybersecurity coordinator, others say that it raises concerns.......

Shortage of Cybersec Professionals Exacerbated by Hiring Barriers (August 25, 2014)

It was apparent at the Black Hat USA 2014 conference this month that the demand for capable and qualified information security professionals far outstrips the supply.......

NIST Report Urges Tighter Implementation of SSH (August 25, 2014)

According to a report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), US companies are not implementing Secure Shell (SSH) appropriately or well.......

European Automobile Industry Businesses Targeted in Phishing Attack (August 25, 2014)

Data thieves are using spear phishing attacks to steal data from automobile industry companies in Europe.......

Sixteen People Arrested in Connection with Korean Data Theft (August 25, 2014)

Police in South Korea have arrested 16 people in connection with a scheme that compromised the personal information of as many as 75 million people.......

Survey Says Companies Not Prepared to Manage Insider Threats (August 22, 2014)

According to the "2014 Insider Threat Survey" from Spectorsoft, more than half of IT and security professionals feel that their organizations are not adequately prepared to deal with insider threats.......

Backoff Point-of-Sale Malware Has Compromised 1,000+ Networks (August 22 & 23, 2013)

Point-of-sale malware known as Backoff reportedly used in the breach of systems at UPS stores is also believed to be responsible for compromising networks of more than 1,000 other US businesses including Target.......

DHS Cyberthreat Information Sharing Program Information is Hard to Find (August 22, 2014)

Despite a 2013 executive order directing the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to expand a cyber threat information-sharing program to 16 critical infrastructure sectors, including state and local governments, most state officials are unaware of the program.......

33-Month Prison Sentence for Film Piracy (August 22, 2014)

A 25-year-old British man has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for filming a movie in a theater.......

Researchers are Developing Web Server Attack Prediction Tool (August 21, 2014)

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University are developing a tool to predict cyber web server attacks.......