Security News

US 'dropped the ball' on security by going it alone claims Huawei US CSO
2021-08-06 00:13

Y Purdy, CSO for Huawei USA, believes the US needs to be more active in the development of global security standards rather than being aloof. "The US has fundamentally dropped the ball when it comes to participation in global security standards," Purdy told The Register.

Sanjay Cherian joins ClearDATA as CSO
2021-04-14 22:45

ClearDATA announced that it has named healthcare technology veteran Sanjay Cherian as Chief Strategy Officer. With over 20 years of experience as a healthcare strategist and digital health product leader, Cherian will spearhead ClearDATA's growth strategy and aim to accelerate digital transformation across healthcare and life sciences.

Robinhood appoints Caleb Sima as CSO
2021-03-14 23:30

Caleb will lead Robinhood's security team and privacy and safety initiatives, including keeping customers informed about our cybersecurity practices. "Caleb brings deep cybersecurity expertise that will enhance our defense capabilities and protect our customers, as well as the leadership qualities to lead our security organization as we scale our systems to serve our customers," said Vlad Tenev, CEO and co-founder of Robinhood.

SolarWinds Taps Firm Started by Ex-CISA Chief Chris Krebs, Former Facebook CSO Alex Stamos
2021-01-08 15:21

Following a significant security incident that sent shockwaves through the global cybersecurity community, SolarWinds has hired a newly formed cybersecurity consulting firm founded by Chris Krebs, former director of the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and Alex Stamos, former security chief at Facebook and Yahoo. Generically named the Krebs Stamos Group, its website currently shows limited information about the firm, saying its goal is to "Help organizations turn their greatest cybersecurity challenges into triumphs."

Enterprises confident Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) will improve cybersecurity
2020-10-26 19:04

Nearly all enterprises believe cybersecurity will improve a sustainable development strategy and the specific role of a Chief Sustainability Officer, according to new research from Kaspersky's latest, "The State of Industrial Cybersecurity in the Era of Digitalization." In 2019, 40% of large enterprises planned to report on cybersecurity risks to boards of directors annually, but this year, according to a Gartner report, 100% will do so.

Former Uber CSO Charged With Paying ‘Hush Money’ in 2016 Breach Cover-Up
2020-08-21 12:43

A former Uber security executive has been charged for his role in the cover-up of a massive 2016 data breach, in which attackers accessed the company's Amazon Web Services accounts and stole data associated with 57 million passengers and drivers. In October 2016, two hackers gained access to Uber data stored on Amazon Web Services accounts, using Uber software engineer credentials found on GitHub, and stole a database that contained personally identifiable information associated with 57 million Uber users and drivers.

Former Uber CSO Charged Over 2016 Data Breach Cover-Up
2020-08-21 08:58

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Thursday that former Uber Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan has been charged over his alleged role in the cover-up of the 2016 data breach that resulted in the information of millions of Uber drivers and users getting stolen by hackers. During his time at Uber - he served as the company's CSO between April 2015 and November 2017 - the ride-sharing giant's systems were breached and the attackers managed to steal information belonging to 57 million users and drivers.

Huawei CSO Responds to 5G Security and Espionage Concerns
2020-03-04 21:04

In response to White House warnings that 5G infrastructure equipment built by Huawei could be subverted by China to conduct espionage, Andy Purdy of Huawei Technologies USA says his company has pledged full transparency and urges competitors to follow suit. Security concerns that come with 5G and national rollouts;.

5G Security: Former DHS Leader and Huawei CSO Offer Views
2020-02-28 20:03

In interviews at RSA 2020, former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and Andy Purdy, CSO for Huawei USA, offer different points of view on 5G security. With the U.S. late to the 5G race, Chertoff says that America needs to work more closely with its allies and telecom equipment makers in Europe and Asia to make next-generation technology that competes with equipment from China's Huawei more price competitive as well as improve security.

5G Security: Former DHS Director and Huawei CSO Offer Views
2020-02-28 19:03

In interviews at RSA 2020, former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and Andy Purdy, CSO for Huawei USA, offer different points of view on 5G security. With the U.S. late to the 5G race, Chertoff says that America needs to work more closely with its allies and telecom equipment makers in Europe and Asia to make next-generation technology that competes with equipment from China's Huawei more price competitive as well as improve security.