cyber

U.S. Cyber Insurance Market Booms Following Data Breach Worries: Report

Most traditional commercial general liability policies do not cover cyberrisks, but cyber incidents were ranked as the third-highest global business risk in 2016, Allianz's Risk Barometer determined. The average cost of a breach in the United States reached $7...
cyber

Equifax Says More People Than Previously Estimated Were Affected by Cyberattack

Equifax said Tuesday that approximately 2.5 million additional U.S. consumers were potentially impacted by the security breach at the firm, for a total of 145.5 million. “I was advised Sunday that the analysis of the number of consumers potentially impacted...
cybersecurity

DOE Awards Funding to RTI to Research Smart Grid Security Utilizing DDS Standard

Real-Time Innovations (RTI), an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity platform company, said Monday it received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to support continuing smart grid research that utilizes the Data-Distribution Service (DDS) standard. In collaboration with...

Privacy, Security Fears Changing How People Use Internet

With the growing rise in security breaches and other online security issues, more people are growing wary of Internet use, causing a subtle change in the pattern of usage, according to a report by the National Telecommunications and Information...
uber breach

Uber Reaches $148 Million Settlement With U.S. States Over 2016 Breach

Uber has reached a $148 million settlement with 50 U.S states, including Washington, D.C., to resolve allegations that it failed to report a significant data 2016 data breach. The company paid hackers $100,000 to destroy stolen data from the breach...
blockchain

Hyperledger Releases Hyperledger Fabric 1.0, Open Source Blockchain Framework

Hyperledger, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced on Tuesday the general availability of Hyperledger Fabric 1.0. Hosted by The Linux Foundation, Hyperledger Fabric is a blockchain framework implementation and intended as a foundation for developing...
guardtime

Guardtime Federal, Galois get $1.8M Federal Contract to Verify Blockchain-Based Integrity Monitoring System

Guardtime Federal and Galois announced Tuesday that they have jointly been awarded a $1.8 million contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to verify the correctness of Guardtime’s Keyless Signature Infrastructure (KSI). The contract will fund a significant...
smart grid

Energy Department Awards Funds to Improve Security of Nation’s Vital Energy Infrastructure

The Department of Energy (DOE) on Tuesday announced awards of up to $50 million to DOE’s National Laboratories to support early stage research and development of next-generation tools and technologies to further improve the resilience of the Nation's critical...
security

Preempt’s Behavioral Firewall To Protect Enterprises From Insider Threats

Preempt, a security solutions providers, announced today that it has emerged from stealth with the release of the Preempt Behavioral Firewall. The Behavioral Firewall protects enterprises from security breaches and malicious insiders with an approach that couples User and...

UK’s Mass Surveillance Exposed by Snowden Ruled Unlawful

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Thursday ruled that UK's bulk interception powers, exposed by the whistleblower Edward Snowden, is illegal. In a landmark judgment, the court ruled agencies had violated rights as there were no proper safeguards. In...

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