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President Joe Biden speaks about threats to democracy on Nov. 2, 2022, at the Columbus Club in Union Station, near the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Mar 2, 2023

White House cybersecurity strategy stresses software safety

The U.S. government plans to expand minimum cybersecurity requirements for critical sectors and to be faster and more aggressive in preventing cyberattacks before they can occur.

Sep 20, 2021

Companies that handle data explore cyber insurance as part of protection strategy

Businesses may be exposing themselves to risk of financial loss or damage from a cyberattack or breach. That’s where cyber insurance comes in.

Sep 19, 2021

Many companies unprepared to handle insider cyberattacks, survey finds

Nearly half of companies surveyed find it impossible or very difficult to prevent an insider attack at its earliest stage, while less than a third believe their organizations are very or highly effective in preventing leaks of sensitive information. The State of Insider Threats 2021 Report was released by the Ponemon Institute, an independent research […]

Sep 19, 2021

Company culture a key defense against cyberattacks, experts say

While companies are taking a greater interest in cybersecurity than they used to, one expert says, it’s often not enough.

May 25, 2018

Hospitals urged to boost protections against data breaches

When it comes to patient health records, employee information and data from medical technology devices, hospitals have a treasure trove of sensitive, private information to keep confidential. “The whole idea of having electronic records positions hospitals to provide better care and services to the patients they are working with but at the same time, obviously, […]

Jun 29, 2017

Cyberattack fallout mires globe; DLA Piper shuts systems

The global cyberattack that has been wending its way across continents since Tuesday started creating real consequences at some businesses even as the virus’s spread seemed to be abating. FedEx Corp. said it could suffer a “material” financial impact after the bug affected the worldwide operations of its TNT Express delivery unit. Danish shipping giant […]

May 23, 2017

Lights on: Utilities power up cyberattack preparations

In December 2015, the lights went out in Ukraine and some 225,000 residents lost power for several hours. Ukrainian government officials claimed the outages were caused by a cyberattack perpetrated by Russian security services, according to a report on the outage released by the Atlanta-based North American Electric Reliability Corporation. Amid news coverage of cyberattacks […]

Nov 23, 2016

Nation’s 911 centers increasingly at risk of cyberattacks

  As the nation’s 911 call centers move into a next generation of technology that will allow them to respond to texts or even pictures from cellphone users who need emergency services, security experts said this important first line of defense grows ever more vulnerable to cyberattacks. Ten years ago, most of the 911 calls […]

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