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Cybersecurity Needs to Catch up With Auto Technology

Most people are familiar with the process of updating the software on their computer and mobile phone, but cyber components—and cybersecurity—are not limited to computers and smart phones. Today’s automobile is a smart device and is highly sophisticated. A modern …

Kardashian Robbery Highlights Cell Phone Data Vulnerability

Getting robbed at gunpoint is a horrifying enough experience. But if you’re Kim Kardashian West, you can pretty easily replace your jewelry (since we can assume it was insured). More valuable than the reported $11.2 million in ice that was …

Wells Fargo: Private Data Loss More Concerning to Businesses Than Hackers

With network security top of mind, businesses are nearly two times more concerned with losing private data (47 percent ) than hackers disrupting their systems (26 percent), according to the 2016 Network Security and Data Privacy Study, released by San …

Researchers Make Drones Crash on Purpose to Expose Design Flaws

Sales of drones—small flying machines equipped with cameras—are soaring. But new research by a Johns Hopkins computer security team has raised concerns about how easily hackers could cause these robotic devices to ignore their human controllers and land or, more …

President Plans New Top Level Cyber Official

The Obama administration is creating a new high-level federal official to coordinate cybersecurity across civilian agencies and to work with military and intelligence counterparts, as part of its 2017 budget proposal announced Tuesday. The $19-billion increase in cybersecurity funding across …

Increased Cyber Security to Come From Public, Private Collaboration

“We are not going to be able to successfully overcome a cyber threat without enlisting the support of the private sector,” said keynote speaker Robert S. Mueller III, who served as the United States’ sixth director of the FBI for …

Automakers, Feds to Announce Safety Accord on Friday

The U.S. government and a group of global automakers are set to unveil a voluntary agreement at the Detroit auto show on Friday aimed at improving auto industry safety and spurring culture changes, according to company and government officials. The …

Federal Spending Bill Contains Major Cyber Security Legislation

Companies that share data with the U.S. government for cyber security purposes will get more protection from consumer lawsuits under a measure piggybacked onto a massive federal spending bill unveiled in Congress on Wednesday. The cyber-security proposal, widely supported by …

Survey: Execs Fall Short in Protecting Businesses Against Main Risks

A newly released survey revealed that nearly three quarters of business leaders are most concerned about potential risks associated with healthcare costs and cyber security threats to their organizations. The Graham Company, a Mid-Atlantic region’s insurance and employee benefits brokerage …

UL Testing Safety, Privacy Issues Related to Wearable Devices

Physical and privacy risks relating to wearable devices has prompted a familiar face in the safety arena to research the technology. With so many questions relating to wearable device safety, Underwriters Laboratories has delved into the wearable technology space, said …