Security

Sheldon Cuffie, vice president of information risk at Northwestern Mutual, knew cybersecurity was moving up in the world when a board member invited him to lunch. “Two years ago the chief information security officer (CISO) didn’t attend board meetings, didn’t talk to our leadership team,” he...

What happens if someone attacks the American power system and turns off the electricity for a city, or a region? What would it be like without power? At the Fusion Executive Summit on Cybersecurity this week, the Wisconsin Adjutant General, the state CIO, and the...

Without electricity, the world pretty much shuts down, and without gas to heat homes, Wisconsin residents would have hard time coping with winter. As CEO of Madison Gas & Electric, Gary Wolter knows his company has to secure its technology to provide those services to its...

What's keeping today's investment advisors up at night? Cybersecurity issues. That was one of the takeaways at the Charles Schwab IMPACT 2015 confab in Boston this week, where 1,800 advisors in attendance were offered at least a half-dozen education sessions devoted to online crime and...

Cyberwarfare is emerging as the next evolution in modern warfare between nation states. The active disruption of information and operational technologies and the engagement in protracted political and economic cyberespionage campaigns by governments is indisputable. The discriminate attacks are tailored to specific targets: government agencies,...

Firewalls and medical devices are extremely vulnerable, and everyone’s pointing fingers In the fall of 2013, Billy Rios flew from his home in California to Rochester, Minn., for an assignment at the Mayo Clinic, the largest integrated nonprofit medical group practice in the world. Rios is...

Hack underscores amateur goofs routinely made by Internet-of-Things developers. The cautionary tales just keep coming for Internet-connected TVs, thermostats, and other so-called "Internet-of-Things" devices. Today's lesson comes courtesy of a smart TV from Vizio that was subjected to a man-in-the-middle attack because it couldn't be bothered...

Federal prosecutors in New York on Tuesday announced expanded criminal charges against three men linked to one of the biggest cybercrime schemes the financial sector has seen. The operation involved a 2014 hack of JPMorgan Chase that resulted in the loss of more than 80 million...