NEWS & ANALYSIS

White House Releases Plan to Protect Identities and Grow Businesses Online

The Obama administration today unveiled its strategy to safeguard transactions in cyberspace by helping to create voluntary "secure, efficient, easy-to-use, and interoperable identity solutions."

Social Media Attacks on the Rise

Hackers are increasingly using social networking sites to spread malware, according to Symantec’s 2011 Internet Security Threat report.

China and Thailand Leaders in Dirty Computers

More than 60 percent of computers in China and Thailand are infected with malware, according to a new report.

Morning Security Brief: Politics at DHS, Afghan Insurgency, and Federal Cyberattacks

The Department of Homeland Security's own inspector finds political pressures in Freedom of Information requests. The Wall Street Journal examines the source of UN killings in Afghanistan, and the latest report shows sharp rise in cyberattacks against federal computers. And more.

Public-Private Partnerships Pay off in Cybersecurity

A broad coalition of business, civil liberties, and internet security groups has issued a white paper supporting the continued use of public-private partnerships to fight cybercrime rather than go in a more government-led direction.

Attackers Exploit Trust in PDFs

Hackers have grown increasingly attracted to using PDF attachments to carry out targeted cyberattacks, cautions a new cybersecurity report.

Cybercriminals Shifting Focus

A new report on cybercrime finds that criminals are shifting focus from Windows-based computers to smart phones and non-Windows platforms.

Justice is Hard to Come By for Victims of International Cybercrime

Significant legal hurdles make international cybercrime investigations and prosecutions extremely difficult.

Palin Hacker Asks Court for Probation

Although prosecutors are seeking prison time, the man convicted earlier this year of hacking into Sarah Palin’s e-mail has asked a court for probation.

Federal IT Execs: Cyberattack Volume Growing "Exponentially"

While hackers, criminals, and rogue states have yet to cripple the U.S. cyber infrastructure, the threat is omnipresent as government agencies struggle day-in and day-out to keep a step ahead of attackers, according to sector leaders.
 




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