U.S. urges automakers to ensure cybersecurity; senators seek mandatory regime

Oct 25, 2016

U.S. urges automakers to ensure cybersecurity; senators seek mandatory regime

Automakers should make shielding the electronic and computer systems of vehicles from hackers a priority, developing layers of protection that can secure a vehicle throughout its life, U.S. regulators said on Monday. The cybersecurity guidelines issued by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ...

Oct 12, 2016

G-7 adopts financial-sector cybersecurity guidelines

The Group of Seven industrialized nations has set guidelines for financial institutions to follow in order to fend off cyberattacks, the Finance Ministry and Bank of Japan said Tuesday. The “G-7 Fundamental Elements of Cybersecurity for the Financial Sector” was put together by the ...

Mar 26, 2016

Verizon says security unit breached, client data stolen

Hackers have stolen contact information on a Verizon unit’s business customers in the latest breach of a big company or organization. The New York telecommunications giant said Thursday that its Verizon Enterprise Solutions unit, which provides IT services to big companies, recently discovered and ...

Mar 23, 2016

Ransomware threat growing, aimed at more soft targets

Hackers are stepping up efforts to turn their exploits into cold cash, locking a user’s data unless a ransom is paid, a report found Tuesday. In the fourth quarter of 2015, so-called ransomware increased 26 percent quarter-over-quarter, according to Intel Security. One single ransomware ...

Jan 25, 2016

Japan to add 40 officials for cybersecurity

The government will add 40 officials to the office in charge fending off cyberattacks against government-related agencies. The move, to take place over the course of fiscal 2016, will increase the number of staff at the National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for ...