Stephen Lawson

Senior U.S. Correspondent

Stephen Lawson is Senior U.S. Correspondent based in San Francisco.

Cyberattack prediction: Hackers will target a US election next year

Cyberattack prediction: Hackers will target a US election next year

A major cyberattack next year will target a U.S. election, security expert Bruce Schneier predicts.

Anonymous says it took down Trump Tower website

Anonymous says it took down Trump Tower website

The online activist group Anonymous said it took down the Trump Tower website on Friday after it warned presidential candidate Donald Trump about his statements on banning Muslims from entering the U.S.

Home IoT security could come from a glowing rock next year

Home IoT security could come from a glowing rock next year

Home IoT security startup Dojo-Labs thinks it can reduce the complexity of a home full of connected devices to three colors: red, orange, and green.

What to do for privacy after Safe Harbor? Syncplicity has an idea

What to do for privacy after Safe Harbor? Syncplicity has an idea

Cloud storage and collaboration company Syncplicity will help customers make sure European data stays in Europe with a new set of features.

Supreme Court won't hear appeal on privacy of cellphone location data

Supreme Court won't hear appeal on privacy of cellphone location data

The U.S. Supreme Court won't rule on whether the government needs a warrant to collect cellphone location information, dealing a setback to data privacy advocates.

Cyber insurers could help drive IoT standards

Cyber insurers could help drive IoT standards

Cyber insurance premiums could prove a big driver of Internet of Things standards as insurers look for strong, widely used tools to protect against data breaches, IoT experts say.

Consumers think IoT security is a piece of cake; IT pros have another name for it

Consumers think IoT security is a piece of cake; IT pros have another name for it

Surveys of IT professionals and connected-device users by the security organization ISACA found that most consumers felt confident they could control security on IoT devices, while pros had the opposite view.

Hackers who targeted Samsung Pay may be looking to track individuals

Hackers who targeted Samsung Pay may be looking to track individuals

The security breach at Samsung subsidiary LoopPay was probably more about spying than about gathering consumer data for profit, and the worst could be yet to come, a security analyst said Wednesday.

Credit card terminals have used same password since 1990s, claim researchers

Credit card terminals have used same password since 1990s, claim researchers

Many users never changed the password, thinking it was unique to them

Industry can head off IoT privacy rules, former US official says

Industry can head off IoT privacy rules, former US official says

Connected devices raise new concerns about personal data

Data leak lets out account information from bond insurer MBIA

Data leak lets out account information from bond insurer MBIA

The data includes account numbers, balances and more, according to a security blog

Net neutrality a key battleground in growing fight over encryption, activists say

Both carriers and government now have an interest in how users keep their online lives private

Better messaging means security can grow with IoT

Messaging veteran RTI delivers software based on the new DDS Security standard

Judge orders DOJ to turn over FISA surveillance documents

The agency failed to justify keeping the 66 pages of documents secret, the federal judge said

IT security is national security -- but you're not alone

Managing the danger of cyberattacks has to involve all parts of an enterprise, speakers tell a Kaspersky conference

Teen arrested in Heartbleed attack against Canadian tax site

The Canada Revenue Agency reported data on 900 taxpayers was stolen through the Web vulnerability

Ukraine tensions could hurt international security efforts, Kaspersky says

Anything that hurts trust between countries sets back global Internet efforts, the cybersecurity pioneer said

Twitter, at least, dodged the horrors of Heartbleed

Users have to be careful protecting their data because the vulnerability existed for years on many sites

California police criticized for "stingray" cellphone trackers

Law enforcement agencies in California are using devices that mimic cellular base stations to track mobile users, public records have revealed, triggering charges that the practice may be unconstitutional

EMC's Syncplicity lets enterprises lock down data sharing

Companies can define who can be sent a piece of data and make them enter a password to get it

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