Fears grow for smaller nations after ransomware attack on Costa Rica escalates

The Russia-linked ransomware gang demanded $20 million in ransom — and the overthrow of Costa Rica’s elected government. Where does that leave smaller, equally vulnerable nation states?

DOJ says it will no longer prosecute good-faith hackers under CFAA

The U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday it will not bring charges under federal hacking laws against security researchers and hackers who act in good faith. The policy for the first time “directs that good-faith security research should not be charged” under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, a seismic shift away from its previous policy […]

Texas exposed 1.8 million residents’ data for almost 3 years

The personal information of 1.8 million Texas residents who filed insurance claims with the Texas Department of Insurance was exposed and publicly accessible for almost three years, according to a recently published state audit. News of the security lapse was first disclosed by the department in March, almost three months months after it first became […]

Dig emerges from stealth to help organizations secure their data in public clouds

Dig, a Tel Aviv-based cloud data security startup, has emerged from stealth with an $11 million investment to help organizations protect data stored in public cloud environments. It’s no secret that data is often the ultimate target for some cybercriminals, yet so many organizations don’t have visibility, context or control over data stored in public […]