Police are investigating a data breach incident at the University of Miami Hospital, where two employees were fired for stealing patient data, and possibly selling the sensitive information.
Senate Republicans on Thursday defeated a bill that would have asked critical infrastructure operators to meet voluntary cyber security standards. Some Democrats also disagreed with the measure, saying it didn't go far enough to protect privacy.
If you don't succeed, try, try again. Four senators are pushing for a federal data breach notification law, despite a number of previous failed attempts by their colleagues.
If a data breach occurs, when are companies more likely to be sued by consumers or employees? A Carnegie Mellon University researcher joined me on the SC Magazine Podcast to discuss.
Data protection laws can be more effective if simpler, says JAS Global Advisors' Jeff Schmidt.
Security conversations are as audible as ever, yet budgets remain largely flat. However, an expected influx of compliance audits may serve as the driver for more dollars. We polled 488 pros for their thoughts.
The Personal Data Protection and Breach Accountability Act of 2011 would require businesses with data of more than 10,000 customers to implement privacy and security programs.
Another federal data breach notification bill has cleared a U.S. House subcommittee, but both parties are clashing over what constitutes personal information.
A security vendor says working together is the only way to stop the endless string of breaches.
The White House on Thursday unveiled sweeping cybersecurity legislative recommendations to Congress.
The Federal Trade Commission has settled with two companies following charges that they failed to protect their customers' personal information, an agency official told a House subcommittee on Wednesday.
A U.S. House subcommittee has called a hearing Wednesday to examine data protection issues following a spate of massive data breaches and questionable responses.
The Massachusetts attorney general's office has settled with a Boston restaurant group whose computer systems were compromised by hackers to steal some 125,000 customer credit card numbers.
A California lawmaker has reintroduced a bill that would update the state's pioneering data breach notification law, SB-1386, to include additional requirements for organizations that lose sensitive data.
Yet another data breach notification law at the federal level has been introduced into the U.S. Congress.