• When machines attack

    With 50 billion connected devices expected by 2020, the potential for harnessing these devices to launch large-scale distributed denial of service attacks is huge.

Spotlight: Treasury mulls better vendor security for US banks

Treasury Department officials are considering ways to bolster third-party vendor security for U.S. financial institutions, the New York Times reports.

US adults fear identity theft more than being shot or speaking in public

Americans are more afraid of identity theft than of being shot. That is the conclusion of a survey of 1,500 U.S. adults by Chapman University in Orange, California.

Cybersecurity rating service BitSight beefs up big data bona fides

BitSight Technologies' acquisiton of Portugal-based threat analytics firm AnubisNetworks is an effort by the U.S. firms to expand into other markets and beef up its big data analytics capabilities.

Personal data on close to 100,000 people exposed on website

Personal information on close to 100,000 people looking for a copy of their high school transcripts was exposed on the website, the Washington Post reports.

Infographic: Is healthcare the next target of data-stealing cyberattacks?

With data breaches on the rise in the retail and financial sectors, it is only a matter of time until attackers focus on healthcare companies to steal valuable patient data, and possibly more.