The number of subpoenas, total orders and warrants that the United States government delivered to Verizon all dropped in the second half of 2014, according to the company’s latest transparency report. The giant telecom provider released data on Thursday that showed a decrease in subpoenas of about 10 percent from the first half of last[…]
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In a new article in an academic math journal, the NSA’s former director of research says that the agency’s decision not to withdraw its support of the Dual EC_DRBG random number generator after security researchers found weaknesses in it and questioned its provenance was a “regrettable” choice. Michael Wertheimer, the former director of researcher at[…]
The Department of Homeland Security is doing an inadequate job assessing and addressing the risk posed by cyber threats to access control systems at federal facilities.
David Cameron, speaking in the wake of the terror attack in Paris last week, said at an event Monday that the UK government can’t allow any form of communication that can’t be read.
President Obama today announced plans to propose a national data breach notification standard, a consumer privacy bill of rights, and privacy protection for students using electronic learning materials.
Up until a few weeks ago, the number of people outside of North Korea who gave much thought to the Internet infrastructure in that country was vanishingly small. But the speculation about the Sony hack has fixed that, and now a security researcher has taken a hard look at the national browser used in North[…]
FBI Director James Comey said at the International Conference on Cyber Security North Korea got sloppy with its proxies and revealed themselves in the Sony hack.
President Obama signed an Executive Order sanctioning three North Korea defense agencies and 10 individuals for the country’s alleged role in the Sony hack.
A new year begins at midnight and Threatpost highlights seven things you’re bound to contend with in 2015.
Mike Mimoso and Dennis Fisher look back on the crazy year that was in security, including the big Internet-wide bugs such as Heartbleed and Shellshock, the Home Depot and Sony breaches and what lessons we learned in 2014.