Jaikumar Vijayan

Jaikumar Vijayan is a freelance technology writer specializing in computer security and privacy topics. Disclosure: He also writes for Hewlett-Packard's marketing website TechBeacon.

Tips for negotiating with cyber extortionists

5 tips for better enterprise security

5 tips for better enterprise security

Do your security policies and procedures actually promote better security, or is your company only looking for known malware and ignoring the human factor? It’s a tricky balancing act that trips up many organizations.

5 things you should know about cyber insurance

5 things you should know about cyber insurance

As more companies step in to offer insurance coverage against a broad range of cyber losses, we break down five points that organizations should keep in mind as they consider their options.

Tech groups press Congress to pass USA Freedom Act

Tech groups press Congress to pass USA Freedom Act

As Congress returned from summer recess Monday, several technology and civil rights groups quickly renewed their push for a bill that seeks to put curbs on the bulk collection of phone records and Internet data by the government.

Data shows Home Depot breach could be largest ever

Data shows Home Depot breach could be largest ever

Home Depot may have earned the dubious distinction of being responsible for the biggest compromise ever involving credit and debit card data.

Retailers warned to act now to protect against Backoff malware

The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council issued a bulletin urging retailers to immediately review their security controls to ensure point-of-sale systems are protected against 'Backoff,' a malware tool that was used in the...

About 4.5M face risk of ID theft after hack of hospital network

Community Health Systems says Chinese hackers accessed names, social security numbers and other data of people it treated or referred

Grocery stores in multiple states hit by data breach

Affected retailers include Albertson's Cub Foods, Jewel-Osco, Shop n Save, Star Market and Shaw's

Tennessee firm blames bank for $193K cybertheft

TEC Industrial sues TriSummit bank for failing to spot fraudulent wire transfers.

Microsoft ordered to turn over customer data stored in the cloud

Federal court says warrant for info stored in Ireland is not an extra-territorial application of U.S law; decision has privacy implications

Rights groups applaud Supreme Court cellphone ruling

Rights groups applaud Supreme Court cellphone ruling

Ruling seen as landmark win for Fourth Amendment in the digital age

Most U.S. credit cards will have microchips by end of 2015

Card issuers are moving full steam ahead with migration to EMV standard, Aite Group says

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