Jaikumar Vijayan

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

7 threat modeling mistakes you’re probably making

IRS makes tax refund scams harder but W-2 phishing attacks continue unabated

IRS makes tax refund scams harder but W-2 phishing attacks continue unabated

Anti-fraud measures by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and state agencies over the past two years have made tax refund scams harder for cyber criminals to pull off even as attacks targeting taxpayer information continue unabated.

Tips for negotiating with cyber extortionists

Tips for negotiating with cyber extortionists

Whether you are opposed to it or not, enterprises need to have a plan for negotiating with people who take their data hostage.

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.

Home Depot breach could be as big as Target's

Home Depot breach could be as big as Target's

In what could turn out to be another huge data breach, Home Depot on Tuesday confirmed that it is investigating a potential compromise of credit card and debit card data belonging to an unspecified number of customers.

Healthcare organizations still too lax on security

Data breach at Community Health is symptom of broader problem, security experts say

Supervalu breach shows why move to smartcards is long overdue

U.S. remains one of the last developed nations to use magnetic stripe cards

Tennessee firm blames bank for $193K cybertheft

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

Cybersecurity should be professionalized

It's time to institute national standards and licensing requirements for cybersecurity professionals, Pell Center says

Attackers exploit remote access tools to compromise retail systems

DHS warns retailers of threat to point-of-sale systems

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