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Correction: Obama-Cybersecurity story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a Feb. 18 story about a new commission on cybersecurity, The Associated Press erroneously reported that a breach of sensitive …

AT&T wants Apple to leave encryption regulation to Congress

Consumer level data encryption has become a particularly hot topic in the US lately, with tech giants, legislators and Presidential hopefuls alike all weighing in their own opinions. AT&T is the latest company to chime in on the subject, and company Chief Executive Randall Stephenson believes that …

IBM unveils mainframe aimed at encrypted hybrid clouds

IBM is looking to boost cybersecurity with heavy-duty high-tech hardware.<p>On Tuesday the tech giant announced its IBM z13s, a mainframe for encrypted hybrid clouds, which is targeted at mid-size organizations.<p>Hybrid cloud systems harness a mixture of so-called private clouds on company’s premises …

Ajay Banga: Why It's Possible to Innovate Without Sacrificing Data Privacy and Security

Data privacy and security don’t have come at the expense of innovation or economic growth — they’re instrumental in driving both.<p>How can we maximize …

Making Transactions More Secure In A Data-Driven, Digital Economy

The global economy runs on mainframes. And they are getting smarter and adding new security capabilities as we enter the era of cognitive computing.<p>As the global IT hub for commerce, the IBM z Systems mainframe already holds much of the world’s data. It’s the core system for 92 of the world’s 100 …

Apple’s fight against the DOJ may be the most important in the history of data security

Yesterday, Apple was ordered by a US federal court judge to assist the Department of Justice (DOJ) in unlocking an iPhone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernadino attacks.<p>The ruling requires Apple to build malware that disables a built-in security feature that causes the device to wipe its …

Los Angeles hospital returns to faxes and paper charts after cyberattack

A cyberattack has sent doctors and nurses at a large Los Angeles hospital back to the dark ages – or at least back to the pre-electronic health record days of the 1990s.<p>The computer systems at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center were, according to a report on NBC, infected on 5 February with …

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Apple CEO Tim Cook explains why helping the FBI in terror phone probe is 'threat to data security'

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has issued a detailed statement explaining his company's reasons for declining to help federal investigators unlock encrypted data hidden in a phone used by one of the San Bernardino terror suspects.<p>U.S. Magistrate Judge Sheri Pym in Riverside directed Apple on …