The two-week exercise, "Cyber Guard 14-1," was completed this month.
Almost one in four employees at Canada's Justice Department fell prey to internet phishing in an exercise last December.
Much to the chagrin of privacy advocates and other security experts, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 passed the Senate Intelligence Committee last week.
In a Tuesday hearing, a Senate subcommittee heard testimony from government and private sector security experts over the botnet explosion.
Stephen Su is accused of accessing U.S. firms' systems, including defense contractors Boeing and Lockheed Martin.
Cryptolocker is effectively non-functional and unable to encrypt newly infected computers, according to a status report filed by the Justice Department on Friday.
In 2013, the banking trojan was deemed one of the most active banking trojans by Dell SecureWorks.
The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 encourages threat information sharing between government and the private sector.
On Tuesday, the telecom giant published its second transparency report on government requests for customer data.
CrowdStrike revealed that the attack group is now targeting sensitive data about political affairs in Iraq.
The FISMA reform act, which eases reporting requirements and clarifies the roles of DHS and OMB, easily passes the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
The legal fight stems from a 2013 request by the Manhattan district attorney, seeking data from the Facebook accounts of 381 people.
Privacy advocates say the Wednesday ruling will have a positive impact on forthcoming cases involving data security.
Google sent its first emails today informing individuals that their requested links were being taken down in accordance with Europe's "right to be forgotten" decision.
In what might be the broadest data breach legislation yet, Gov. Rick Perry signed a set of bills that impose stringent requirements on businesses.
A California Senate Bill curbing "illegal and unconstitutional collection" of data is two steps away from law after a vote by the state assembly's Public Safety Committee.
On Thursday, the House voted to block NSA from funds that support its warrantless search of Americans' communications.
An online polling site intended to gauge the support for universal suffrage in Hong Kong was been hit by a large DDoS attack Tuesday.
Under investigation is FTC's relationship with security firm Tiversa, which provided the agency evidence in an ongoing data security case.
Lawmakers back the spirit of the Privacy Alerts Bill 2014, which carries hefty fines for delinquent organizations, but called for further clarification.
Seeking an end to phone spam, otherwise known as robocalls, the FTC is hosting three standalone contests at DefCon 22.
Glenn Greenwald's new book recounts the human drama of his collaboration with Edward Snowden, the widespread sweeping up of communications and the consequences of the U.S. surveillance state.
Hogan Lovells will represent the government of the Bahamas following reports by The Intercept that the NSA had been recording all cell phone conversations made into, out of, and within the island country.
Canada's federal privacy commissioner has been replaced in a move that has sparked criticism from activists, academics and political leaders.
A day after reiterating a March order that put a halt to the NSA destroying data, a federal judge, citing national, reverses his decision.
A Florida judge sided with the ACLU on Tuesday and ordered that a testimony on the police use of "stingray" devices be unsealed.
A 14-count indictment against the suspected botnet administrator, Evgeniy Bogachev of Russia, was unsealed on Monday.
New government standards promise to address risk and improve online security for critical infrastructure, reports Karen Epper Hoffman.
This month's news briefs cover the Heartbleed bug, a Microsoft fix for IE, and more.
It was while working with an elite group of cyber forces in the military that Col. (Retired) Barry Hensley realized the severity of security issues facing this nation.