D.C.’s Complicated View of Cyberwar, Regulation, Liability Former NSA general counsel Stewart Baker shared his insight on Washington's perceptions of cyberwar during his keynote address at the Cybersecurity Summit in Minneapolis.
FTC Hires Privacy Researcher Ashkan Soltani as Chief Technologist The FTC has hired Ashkan Soltani, a highly regarded and respected technologist and privacy researcher, as its chief technologist. The move is the latest in a string of interesting hires by the Federal Trade Commission. In 2009 the agency hired Chris Soghoian, a privacy and security researcher, as its first in-house principal technologist. Soghoian had […]
Staples Looking into Potential Payment Card Breach The office supply chain Staples is reportedly looking into a payment data card breach, potentially making it the latest in a long line of retail establishments to suffer a compromise over the last year.
Microsoft Changing Detection of Adware and Browser Modifiers One of the not-so-great side effects of the transition to virtually everything being done in the Web browser now is that advertisers, attackers and scammers constantly are trying to get their code to run in users’ browsers, any way they can. A lot of this is done through extensions and browser objects, some of which […]