The inspector general for the Defense Department will audit how the U.S. military’s combatant commands are planning for cyberwar, the watchdog said this week. In a notice dated Aug. 3, but released Thursday, the inspector general’s office said they were launching an audit to examine whether U.S. European Command “is integrating offensive and defensive cyberspace operations into its operational and contingency plans.” The […]

Connected, autonomous vehicles are around the corner. Many of the most innovative and deep-pocketed companies in the world are racing to bring them to market — and for good reason: the economic and social gains they will generate will be tremendous. But any transformative technology creates new challenges and risks in addition to benefits. This is no exception. […]

China is taking a more inclusive tack in instituting cybersecurity standards for foreign technology companies, allowing them to join a key government committee in an effort to ease foreign concerns over the controls. The committee under the government’s powerful cyberspace administration is in charge of defining cybersecurity standards. For the first time, the body earlier this year […]

U.S. banking regulators said on Wednesday they are focused on cyber security risks and controls for U.S. financial institutions after attacks earlier this year involving the global financial network known as SWIFT. In a letter responding to questions from Representative Carolyn Maloney, a Democrat from New York, the regulators also said the U.S. Treasury Department’s […]

Aug. 24 — The son of a Russian lawmaker became one of the most successful traffickers of stolen credit cards by hacking into Seattle pizza shops and retailers around the globe, a U.S. prosecutor told a jury. Roman Seleznev amassed 1.7 million credit card numbers by installing malware on the transaction processing systems used by businesses […]