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Bitcoin bank uses security to sway opinion on virtual currency

Many Bitcoin enthusiasts believe the function behind the new tech is already superior to fiat currencies, and the reasons virtual currencies haven't taken over the world yet are perception based. Wences Cesares, CEO of Bitcoin security startup Xapo, says the technology needs broad international acceptance before it can be taken seriously, and organizations like his are pushing the message.

Infographic: Critical infrastructure is a cybersecurity sieve

Critical infrastructure upon which the industrial world depends is a cybersecurity sieve. That is one conclusion that can be drawn from a survey of nearly 600 security executives at critical infrastructure companies by The Ponemon Institute on behalf of Unisys.

Confidential data on 25,000 DHS employees exposed in USIS breach

A major commercial provider of background checks for U.S. government employees has suffered a data breach affecting at least 25,000 employees of the Department of Homeland Security, Reuters reports.

Spotlight: Corporate boards need to be more involved with cybersecurity

Corporate boards must take a more active role in measuring and monitoring their company's cybersecurity strategy, says a new report from ISACA and the Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation.

Could sub-Saharan Africa be next cybersecurity hotspot?

When you think of a robust cybersecurity market, you don't usually think sub-Saharan Africa. But that is changing, according to ABI Research.

Ponemon: One-third of security professionals never talk with executives

The most eye-opening survey numbers from Ponemon to date imply that no one--absolutely no one--is actually implementing security governance standards as specified.

Senate panel okays cyber information sharing bill

The Senate Intelligence Committee has approved a cybersecurity bill that would give companies legal immunity when they share cyber threat data with the U.S. government.

Corporate boards scrutinize cybersecurity efforts

With major data breaches much on the mind of the C-suite, corporate boards are getting more involved in cybersecurity.

Bitcoin brings extortion to the digital age

Extortion, once the tool of neighborhood mobsters, has found its way to the digital realm. Some online scam artists are using the shroud of Bitcoin to exact tributes from innocent business owners across the country.

Infographic: Banking customers blissfully unaware of rise in cyberattacks

Close to half of banks have experienced a cybersecurity attack in the last month, yet only 5 percent of customer were aware of those attacks, according to a survey of 150 U.S. bank managers by CDW.