Australia's census debacle has prompted questions over whether main contractor IBM made errors, and if the Australian Bureau of Statistics underestimated the resources it needed to successfully power a busy, online service.
To facilitate faster decision-making, better cost control and increased transparency, many organizations now task a single executive to oversee all security, privacy and risk functions, says ADP's Roland Cloutier.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics took its online census submission form offline after several distributed denial-of-service attacks, a move that is likely to only fuel worries over privacy and data safety.
A very advanced and targeted cyber-espionage campaign has been active for five years, and employs stealthy malware that can penetrate air-gapped networks and exfiltrate data using multiple techniques, security researchers warn.
Flaws in Qualcomm chipset software used by an estimated 900 million Android smartphones and tablets could be exploited to seize control of devices and steal any data they store, warns cybersecurity firm Check Point.
An unexpected outrage over a mundane project - the national census - is causing a fierce debate over privacy rights. One observer says: "This, without doubt, is the most significant invasion of privacy ever perpetrated on Australians by the ABS."
In the wake of the recent hack of the Bitfinex bitcoin exchange, the stability and security of cryptocurrency is again being questioned. In this video interview, cryptocurrency expert Robert Schwentker contends the attack, and others like it, could lead to regulation of cryptocurrencies.
The reported theft of $69 million worth of bitcoins from a Hong Kong-based exchange highlights the continuing challenges around keeping large quantities of digital currency out of the reach of hackers.
The breach of an offshore account owned by Union Bank of India is raising new questions about the security of interbank payments, which often rely on antiquated backend verification processes that fraudsters seem to be compromising with relative ease.
As a report surfaced July 29 that the campaign of presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was hacked, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee confirmed that it was breached shortly after the Democratic National Committee announced that it, too, had been hacked.
The Obama administration is implementing a presidential policy directive designed to coordinate response to a large-scale cyber incident that poses a threat to national security, foreign relations, the U.S. economy, public confidence, civil liberties or public health and safety of Americans.
Fallout from the leaked Democratic National Committee emails continues, with a new finding that suggests cyberattackers compromised a staffer's personal email account. The FBI also has confirmed its ongoing investigation into the breach.