Health insurance company Anthem has agreed to pay $115 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over a data breach that led to the exposure and theft of about 80 million records in 2015, including client names, medical IDs, dates of birth, physical and email addresses, and Social Security numbers. US District Judge Lucy Koh is to hear the case in San Jose, Calif., on Aug. 17.
As cyberattacks become smarter and more advanced, organizations will need to bolster their cybersecurity defenses to include advanced tech such as artificial intelligence, writes Waqas Khan. Implementing AI and predictive analytics could change the landscape of cybersecurity, leaving experts with more time to focus on strategies for fighting back against attacks, Khan writes.
Wells Fargo Chief Information Security Officer Rich Baich has shared his strategy for determining how to proceed when faced with cyberthreats: Risk = vulnerabilities x threat x asset value. He also identified four types of cyberthreats that security professionals should know in order to decide the best ways to fight them.
A group of 19 Democratic senators is urging President Donald Trump to have the Energy Department prioritize the security of the US electric grid against Russian hackers. Research indicates that Russia has used a cyberweapon to disrupt power in Ukraine, and the lawmakers want the White House to examine if it could be used against the US or if it already has been.
Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure is an integrated offering for cloud deployments. The open-source software stack includes Red Hat Virtualization, Red Hat Gluster storage, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux -- or RHEL operating system -- and the Red Hat Ansible automation platform and deployment framework.
Hacking group CyberTeam took to Twitter to claim responsibility for a distributed-denial-of-service attack that took Skype offline, saying that the attack was "all for fun." In a tweet, the group suggested that it would attack digital gaming platform Steam next.
Twenty-one states were hacked by Russians during the 2016 presidential race, says Jeanette Manfra of the Department of Homeland Security. Manfra also says there is no evidence that ballots were manipulated as part of the attacks.
Singapore has become a leading global smart city by acting quickly and strategically and looking for alternatives to traditional services, which bolsters tech innovation, Jason Shueh writes. The city's strategy also includes early investment in emerging technology, putting policies first and being transparent about data and privacy.
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