James Rundle, Wall Street Journal

James Rundle

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Past articles by James:

Managed Service Providers Face Threats From Hackers and Clients

With wide-ranging client bases and trusted access to their computer systems, managed service providers are attractive targets for hackers seeking to ransom data or steal information. But they also face threats from their clients. → Read More

Big Tech’s Big Spenders

Spending on lobbying by larger tech firms including Facebook far outstrips that of individual cybersecurity companies, although both groups have engaged lawmakers on related topics. → Read More

Cybersecurity Lobbying Spending Mounts as Privacy, Security Laws Take Shape

The collective lobbying spending of 12 large publicly traded cybersecurity firms more than tripled between 2015 and 2019, according to an analysis of federal disclosures. → Read More

AI Funds Decline—Then Recover—During Market Turmoil

Market experts warn the unpredictable nature of the economy these days could trip up some algorithms that rely on data gathered during better times. → Read More

Dungeons & Dragons Players Also Battle Cyber Foes Online

Though the game has occasionally been played virtually, since coronavirus lockdowns began online play has taken off. But online tools introduce privacy and security concerns for players. → Read More

5G Promises Radical Overhaul for Supply Chains

Enhanced capabilities will allow real-time tracking of goods and enable other emerging technologies. → Read More

Tips to Avoid Falling for Coronavirus Scams

The spread of coronavirus is prompting companies to caution employees about cyber scams created to capitalize on concerns over the outbreak. → Read More

SEC Urges Better Cybersecurity Practices at Financial Firms

The regulator is telling financial-services companies what kind of cybersecurity practices it has found during audits, giving them detailed information on how to handle sensitive data and guard against cyberattacks. → Read More

Concerns About Cloud Security Prompt More Scrutiny from Financial Regulators

Regardless of any arrangements under models that divide responsibility between cloud users and providers, regulators from federal agencies and industry bodies said at a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority conference Tuesday that they consider the companies themselves liable for any breaches. → Read More

Threat of Cyberattack by Iran Still Critical, Experts Say

The risk of nation-state cyberattacks against U.S. interests remains high amid simmering geopolitical tensions in the Middle East, cybersecurity experts said. → Read More

Former Palo Alto Networks Employee Charged With Running Insider Trading Ring

A case of alleged insider trading in Silicon Valley shows that even cybersecurity firms can fall victim to insiders with knowledge of a company’s systems. → Read More

Uber Challenges Los Angeles’s Suspension of Its Scooters

The company has requested a hearing with Los Angeles officials after the city suspended its permit to rent out electric scooters over a data-sharing dispute. → Read More

Los Angeles Suspends Uber’s Scooters Over Data Fight

The city has temporarily suspended Uber’s permit to offer dockless scooters for rent, amid a deepening disagreement over the city’s data-collection efforts. → Read More

How Hackers Could Break Into the Smart City

The more connected a city is, the more it may be vulnerable to cyberattacks. Here are some of the potential weak spots. → Read More

Smart Cities Will Require Smarter Cybersecurity

As cities become smarter, officials and security experts say that current defenses are unlikely to keep hackers at bay. → Read More

AI Takes Center Court at U.S. Open

Artificial-intelligence technology is powering cybersecurity, media coverage and player monitoring at the tennis tournament. → Read More

Human Error Often the Culprit in Cloud Data Breaches

Poor security practices, complicated controls and rushed technology programs are causing a rash of data breaches stemming from the use of cloud services, experts say. Both users and cloud providers could be doing more to prevent them. → Read More

Hackers Go Pro, Seeking Bounties for Bugs

The market for pointing out flaws in software has become more structured: Companies are willing to shell out huge sums to researchers who find zero-day vulnerabilities, or those that are totally unknown to developers. → Read More

Password Alternatives Still Elusive, Experts Say

The use of passwords as a primary means of authentication may be on the way out, but alternative technologies have their own security flaws. → Read More

Nasdaq Deploys AI to Detect Stock-Market Abuse

The exchange operator is testing an artificial-intelligence surveillance system this summer to monitor its U.S. stock market and spot previously unknown methods of illegal equities trading. → Read More