Our 60 Second Security videos are back!
We're aiming for a weekly roundup that's quick, fun and useful.
But there is a serious side: security anecdotes to use in your own "elevator advocacy."
When you think of cybercrime, you probably imagine a hacker sitting far from his victims, breaking in digitally from a distance.
But when it comes to cashing out the proceeds of your crime, it's a question of "Go where the money is...and go there often."
Since 2011, data security company ViaSat UK has spiced up the Infosecurity Europe conference by filing a Freedom of Information request for data breach statistics.
In previous years they've fallen out with the regulators over the matter, but things turned out better in 2013...
San Francisco-based document sharing site Scribd has admitted to a network intrusion.
Details are scant, but fortunately a notification published by the company suggests that no more than 1% of users are at risk...
Genesco, a massive American retailer, suffered an intrusion by cybercrooks in 2010. It was subsequently "fined" over $10m by the payment card industry.
Now it wants its money back...
Everything you need to know about the Twitter hack, and how you should respond to it - in simple English.
A bug in OKCupid's recently released Crazy Blind Date application allowed complete strangers to paw at users' data.
Competent healthcare providers are great at medical things.
Securing electronic devices or health records? Not so much, the Ponemon Institute finds.
The Australian Defence Force Academy is the latest high-profile organisation to become embroiled in a data breach.
The breach revealed names, birthdates, and some...well, some stinkingly bad passwords. Find out more...
Organizations in the financial services and public administration sectors are the primary targets of sophisticated attacks aimed at stealing intellectual property, with attacks involving both external and internal agents and lasting for months or years, according to a new report from Verizon.
By its own account, the IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
Not quite the organisation you'd expect to store 100GB of HTTP logs in a world readable internet facing directory.
Indiana-based Cancer Care Group has lost server backups with data on 55,000 patients and staff from a parked car.
We have to ask, "Why would anyone, ever, leave an unencrypted laptop unattended in a car?"
A few weeks ago, Dropbox reported a data breach and promised two-factor authentication as part of its security response.
The good news is that the company is already starting to deliver on that promise...
Internet security and privacy are enjoying a spirited public airing in Australia today.
The wires are abuzz with claims that hackers stole 40GB of data from an ISP in protest against proposed new data retention laws.
A new bill has been brought before the US Senate that would unify data breach notification laws across the United States. Read on for what's protected and how it would work.