Last year, thieves stole personal information on millions of people by hacking into the computer systems of Target, Home Depot and J.P. Morgan, among other companies. 2014 was the worst year on record for data breaches, ending with a high-profile attack on Sony Pictures. As the Obama Administration considers new cybersecurity measures aimed at protecting consumers, Bay Area companies are developing new technologies and strategies to combat such attacks.
• Aarti Shahani, NPR
• Tom Pageler, DocuSign
• Kurt Stammberger, Norse
The Battle for Boxer's Seat
State Attorney General Kamala Harris is the first candidate to throw her hat in the ring to replace U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, who will step down in 2016. Scott Shafer and Marisa Lagos will look at some of the candidates Harris might face and what it will cost to win this coveted seat.
Kamala Harris Launches Bid for U.S. Senate
San Francisco Chronicle Makes Headlines and History
The San Francisco Chronicle made some news of its own this week when it appointed Audrey Cooper as editor-in-chief. She's the first woman to hold the position in the paper's 150-year history. Cooper joined The Chronicle nine years ago as an assistant metro editor and has been rising up the ranks since. She takes on her new role as the newspaper industry struggles to redefine itself in the new media landscape.
San Francisco Chronicle Names New Editor-in-Chief