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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 …

4 in 10 Midsize Businesses Have Experienced A Data Breach

Most midsize business leaders view a data breach among their top risks and a majority consider IT security ‘very important’ when selecting a supplier, according to The Hartford’s survey of midsize business owners and C-level executives. They have good reason …

Cyber, Supply Chain Lead UK Survey of Top P/C Insurance Risks

Demand for cyber security coverage from insurance buyers ranks number one among several emerging risks, according to a recent survey undertaken by RKH Specialty, a London-based specialty lines broker. Insurance professionals indicated that for property coverages, supply chain disruption is …

Hacker Case Points to Deeper Plane Safety Issues

Security researcher Chris Roberts made headlines last month when he was hauled off a plane in New York by the FBI and accused of hacking into flight controls via his underseat entertainment unit. Other security researchers say Roberts – who …