The US is falling behind on cybersecurity, and it's time for the nation to move from a defensive strategy to an offensive strategy, military officials say. The nation must be "more oriented on mission outcomes, risk models, and threat driven operations" to defend against attacks effectively, says Maj. Gen. Chris Weggeman.
SecureRF offers users "clean" code that secures internet of things devices, especially low-powered devices. The company says its software runs 100 times faster on low-power chips than traditional software and uses less memory.
Microsoft announced it will officially end support for Outlook Web App for iOS and Android by May 15 and recommended users switch to its Outlook mobile app instead. The company will remove OWA from the App Store and Google Play market next month and begin warning customers still using the product of the impending kill date.
Amazon is rolling out added security features for its Amazon Web Services, including the new DynamoDB, which it says provides users with a flexible and quick NoSQL service. Members of the AWS Channel Reseller Program can access new encryption tools and other security features.
Roughly 65% of health care organizations said they either did not have a security policy in place to protect medical devices from cyberattacks or were unsure of whether they had such a policy, according to a Merlin International survey. Fifty-two percent of respondents said there was a lack of sufficient awareness among employees regarding secure practices, and 51% said they have an incidence response plan in place.
Broadcom announced it has officially withdrawn its $117 billion offer to buy Qualcomm after President Donald Trump issued an executive order to block the deal. Broadcom leaders say the company still plans to move its legal headquarters from Singapore to the US.
Individuals and industry leaders need to insist on transparency regarding the potential identity theft risks posed by various services and apps, Mark DiFraia writes. Leaders should push for technology that doesn't require the sacrifice of personal data, he adds.
Advanced Micro Devices is looking into potential security flaws in its chips. The vulnerabilities came to light after Israeli cybersecurity firm CTS Labs reported the issues to clients, and a short seller published a report predicting a drop in AMD's stock price.
Capital One has developed a method for using artificial intelligence to protect users when they are making payments online. The technology creates virtual card numbers in place of users' actual card numbers, eliminating the need to replace a credit card if an account is hacked.
Cryptocurrency trading platform Binance has set aside $10 million to pay out bounties for information related to a recent cyberattack. The company said it would pay out $250,000 in Binance Coin to anyone with information that leads to the arrest of the perpetrators of last week's attack.