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By Securities Docket on July 31, 2014, 11:01 am
Target announced a new CEO Thursday as it looks to rebound from the damage wrought last year by a massive data breach that prompted former CEO Gregg Steinhafel’s resignation. PepsiCo exec Brian Cornell, the former head of Sam’s Club, will take over at Target, replacing interim CEO John Mulligan, the company said in statement. via […]
By Securities Docket on July 31, 2014, 9:36 am
The U.S. House of Representatives passed three cybersecurity bills Monday aimed at strengthening the federal government’s ability to prevent and respond to cyberattacks. The bills were passed by a voice vote, an action reserved for legislation with overwhelming support. They move on to the Senate. via U.S. House passes bills aimed at cybersecurity — The […]
By Securities Docket on July 31, 2014, 9:35 am
Mathew Solnik says he can take over a smartphone from 30 feet away without alerting the user or the phone company. Then, he can turn the phone into a live microphone, browse its contacts or read its text messages…. Mr. Solnik’s attack capabilities highlight a new frontier in cybersecurity: The computers masquerading as phones in […]
By Securities Docket on July 31, 2014, 8:55 am
Get caught up with the Cybersecurity Docket News Wire for July 30, 2014.
By Securities Docket on July 30, 2014, 2:12 pm
According to PrivCo, a financial data provider on privately-held companies, venture capital firms are poised to push $788 million into early stage cybersecurity startups this year. This investment amounts to a 74% increase from last year’s $452 million (note: see this article for more details). via Cybersecurity Startup Gold Rush for Venture Capitalists | Network […]
By Securities Docket on July 30, 2014, 12:03 pm
According to the terms of the proposed $15 million settlement, the money will be paid out in the form of games. Class members who didn’t take advantage of an initial “Welcome Back” package of games and memberships offered in 2011 will receive one of 14 PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Portable games, as well as three […]
By Securities Docket on July 30, 2014, 9:53 am
There are 11 different places in the Energy Department budget that contain cybersecurity funding for energy, science and environmental missions. That’s too messy for the Senate Appropriations Committee, which wants to see all of that nearly $150 million consolidated into one place. via DOE Cybersecurity Is a Mess, According to Senate Panel — Roll Call
By Securities Docket on July 30, 2014, 9:51 am
A “highly sophisticated Chinese state-sponsored actor” is responsible for a recent data breach at the National Research Council of Canada, according to Canada’s chief information officer. via Canada Blames China for Data Breach – GovInfoSecurity
By Securities Docket on July 30, 2014, 9:50 am
Setting corporate cyber-security policy and taking actions around it must be a top concern for the board of directors at any company, not just the information-technology division, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) indicated as a high-level official there backed a private-sector effort to raise awareness at the board level. via Homeland Security wants corporate […]
By Securities Docket on July 30, 2014, 8:55 am
Get caught up with the Cybersecurity Docket News Wire for July 29, 2014.
By Securities Docket on July 29, 2014, 10:11 am
Two leading cybersecurity experts Monday called for the creation of a national professional association to help educate and certify specialists in their growing field. Their 28-page study from Salve Regina University’s Pell Center outlines the steps necessary to establish and sustain such a professional group. via Study recommends cybersecurity professional group — The Providence Journal
By Securities Docket on July 29, 2014, 9:33 am
In addition to IT staff addressing data security issues at firms, though, CFOs, “as the keeper and protector of their business’ security information and internal controls,” share responsibility for safeguarding a company. To thwart would-be hackers and stay out of the headlines, Voll offers five tips for CFOs. via Five Tips for Preventing Cyber-Security Breaches […]
By Securities Docket on July 29, 2014, 8:55 am
Get caught up with the Cybersecurity Docket News Wire for July 28, 2014.
By Securities Docket on July 28, 2014, 8:55 am
Get caught up with the Cybersecurity Docket News Wire for July 27, 2014.