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Spotlight: Treasury mulls better vendor security for US banks

Treasury Department officials are considering ways to bolster third-party vendor security for U.S. financial institutions, the New York Times reports.

Cybersecurity rating service BitSight beefs up big data bona fides

BitSight Technologies' acquisiton of Portugal-based threat analytics firm AnubisNetworks is an effort by the U.S. firms to expand into other markets and beef up its big data analytics capabilities.

Number of security incidents soar, financial losses climb, says annual survey

The number of security incidents soared 48 percent this year to 42.8 million, or the equivalent of 117,339 attackers per day, according to The Global State of Information Security Survey.

GM taps infotainment head to be cybersecurity chief for connected cars

Apparently, General Motors doesn't want a high-profile security breach to be added to the list of its current woes involving massive recalls because of defective products.

NIST awards MITRE up to $5B to support cybersecurity center

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded defense contractor MITRE an initial $29 million contract to support the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, set up in cooperation with Maryland to assist private sector firms with cybersecurity. The contract could be worth up to $5 billion over a 25-year period.

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.