Hillary Clinton used a private email account during her tenure as secretary of state.
FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez says the agency will continue to ramp up its expertise to protect consumer privacy.
Attorney General George Jepsen sent a letter to Lenovo's EVP on Friday.
Edward Snowden's Russian lawyer claimed to be working with U.S. and German lawyers to negotiate the return of the fugitive whistleblower.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office analyzed the Federal Aviation Administration's cyber security protocol and issued recommendations for the agency to improve.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is catching flak for exclusively using her personal email account to do business for the four years she was at the State Department.
Latest updates on Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Barrett Brown, research from Qualys and Dell SecureWorks.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has become the de facto enforcer of data privacy laws and regulations, reports Lee Sustar.
A group identifying itself as CyberBerkut claimed, in an email to SC Magazine, to have gained access to files on the mobile device of a Green Group official.
The rules, approved Thursday, ban ISPs from charging for internet "fast lanes," or blocking legal internet services.
Intrusions detected in 2010 and 2011 may be related to surveillance efforts revealed in Snowden leaks, the company said.
The State Department's Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program has ponied up $3 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction of Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev.
Government agencies have the opportunity to lower cost and improve both internal and Citizen-facing services by moving from static web-based information portals to leveraging the web as a service delivery platform.
The SIM card maker said it will "devote all resources necessary" to investigate hacking claims revealed in Snowden leaks.
Dr. DJ Patil has been named the first Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Data Policy and Chief Data Scientist at the Office of Science and Technology.
Twitter sued the government last year for violating its First Amendment rights concerning NSL disclosures.
One of Canada's intelligence agencies has been secretly monitoring file downloads across the world for years.
Speaking at the Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection Summit the president hopes to encourage industry and government to share threat information more freely.
Queen Elizabeth II approved the bill on Thursday.
An NSA data center in Salt Lake City may have drawn the ire of hackers, an AP report suggests.
The updated guide will offer insight on reducing risks to industrial control systems, such as malware, equipment failures, and other threats.
The Canadian government has introduced Bill C-51, an 'anti-terror' bill that will broaden the surveillance powers of government agencies.
A letter written by Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen, on behalf of his state and nine others, indicates that the health care company lagged in informing its customers of the breach.
The White House will hold a cybersecurity summit on Friday at Stanford University and the Apple CEO will be one of the speakers.
A new agency will be dedicated to fighting cyber attacks by gathering intelligence from numerous sources during a crisis.
A group of business lobbies led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has asked the U.S. government to intervene with Chinese officials.
The Student Data Privacy Act will soon be presented to the U.S. House of Representatives, looking to put a stop to current data collection practices online.
The Anthem breach is further proof that the U.S. needs a national data breach law, John Podesta, Counselor to President Obama, told reporters.
The bipartisan Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act of 2015 would offer protection from warrantless digital searches.
If passed, the new bill would require law enforcement officials to obtain a warrant to access emails and digital documents.
A bipartisan trio of legislators reintroduced the Online Communication and Geolocation Protection Act to extend Fourth Amendment rights to electronic communications.
Of the $4 trillion included in the budget request sent to Congress, President Obama has asked that $105 million be allocated toward new digital efforts.
The DHS will gain more control - and federal cybersecurity likely will be improved - when a FISMA update is passed, reports Lee Sustar.
Is the time right for national data breach legislation? There are signs that this may be the year, reports Steve Zurier.
It's important to look at a few other practical takeaways from the headline-grabbing Sony attack.
Testimony in House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade hearing aimed at shaping national data breach notification law.
In an attempt to put the issue to rest, the agency warned businesses against blocking guests' personal hotspots.
Many states have laws today that require corporations and government agencies to notify consumers in the event of a breach - but it is not enough.
The head weapons tester at the Pentagon has released a report that indicates a slew of vulnerabilities affecting Department of Defense networks.
LabMD can challenge the FTC's enforcement authority in federal court once the agency comes to a final decision on the exposure of patient data.
The Obama administration has scaled back the amount of personal information of Healthcare.gov users it sends to third parties.
The security community is voicing concern over proposed revisions to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) by taking to Twitter and personal blogs.
The 114th Congress will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 27 to discuss potential national breach notification legislation that might require companies to notify affected customers within 30 days.
The National Association of Federal Credit Unions sent Congressional leaders a letter calling for the creation of a bipartisan working group to shape breach legislation.
In April 2014, Brown pleaded guilty to posting an online threat aimed at a federal agent, as well as other charges.
A woman accused a federal agent of using her cellphone data to create a fake Facebook page.
The President urged Congress to pass law that would better protect the nation from emerging cyber threats.
One of the affected media outlets, the Guardian, revealed the news.
A New Jersey congressman has asked the Justice Department to investigate whether New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and a Port Authority official violated state privacy laws when they revealed E-ZPass data.
The New York Times revealed new info on NSA's years-long surveillance efforts against North Korea.
The coordinated effort includes a newly formed cyber cell comprised of officials from the NSA, FBI and Britain's GCHQ and MI5.
Last October, the FCC came after Marriott with a $600,000 fine.
The attorney general is pushing lawmakers to back legislation that would expand the definition of protected "private information."
Maj. Gen. Vincent Stewart will be the first African-American and Marine to head the Defense Intelligence Agency.
A Florida senator is drafting the Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015, a year after similar legislation was introduced.
The grants, provided over the next five years, will support training at historically black colleges and universities.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed the legislation last Friday.
Speaking to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), President Obama said he will propose a Personal Data Notification and Protection Act and a Student Data Privacy Act.
A FOIA lawsuit by The New York Times stirred the Justice Department to make new information available.
The FBI director said that attackers failed to use proxy servers to conceal their whereabouts when sending threatening emails to Sony employees.
Whistleblower Edward Snowden believes that U.S. policy regarding cyber security is creating a system of incentives for researchers to sell vulnerabilities to secret government agencies.
Rep. Elijah Cummings requested information related to the KeyPoint Government Solutions breach, including records of previous intrusions, forensic analysis and suspected identities.
The petitions called for the firing of federal prosecutors in Aaron Swartz's case.
Journalist Sharyl Attkisson claims the federal government secretly monitored her personal and work computer due to her coverage on controversial topics.
A pro-Russian organization has claimed credit for a distributed denial-of-service attack made several German government websites unavailable to visitors.
South Korea revealed that North Korea has amassed a "cyber army" made up of 6,000 members, and the team is dedicated to targeting South Korea's military and government.
Timothy DeFoggi, the former acting director of cybersecurity for Health and Human Services, was convicted in August 2014.
President Obama has issued a formal U.S. response to the Sony hack in the form of sanctions against North Korea.
Early reports suggest that the news organization being threatened is CNN.
China-based Gmail users reported issues accessing their accounts via third-party email services, but service may have since been restored.
Recruits would have the opportunity to become the lead agent in counterterrorism or counterintelligence investigations.
Leaked documents show the U.S. lobbying for major companies to be pursued in American courts rather than in host countries where they operate.
A German iron plant fell victim to a cyberattack that caused physical damage, according to a report on Wednesday from a German federal agency.
Access to the internet within North Korea has been undependable in the past 24 hours.
Federal contractor KeyPoint Government Solutions, which conducts background checks on federal employees, has been impacted by a data breach.
Following an investigation which involved other U.S. government departments and agencies, the agency concluded that the North Korean government conducted the Sony Pictures Entertainment cyber attack.
Sony Pictures recently canceled the "The Interview" movie release, following hacker threats.
Several were arrested in Operation Torpedo, including former acting HHS cyber director DeFoggi.
The U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate passed to the CyberSecurity Enhancement Act of 2014, giving NIST the go-ahead to develop voluntary cyber standards for critical infrastructure.
The Senate passed the Act on Wednesday after adding a controversial amendment and the House rushed to pass it with little room for debate.
Eric Omuro, who also goes by "Red," ran the site myRedBook.com.
Peter Smith, the husband and lawyer of plaintiff Anna Smith, argued that her Fourth Amendment rights were violated in dragnet surveillance by the NSA.
Meanwhile, an internal email between execs at Sony Pictures and Mandiant, the forensics unit tapped to investigate the breach, leaked to the press.
The reality of ubiquitous reliance on ICT has given rise to the criticality of cyber security, says Cisco CSO Edna Conway.
The NSA intercepted communications from hundreds of email accounts from major cell phone network operators to exploit network weaknesses for surveillance purposes.
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden introduced the Secure Data Act on Thursday to prohibit federal agencies from mandating that backdoors and other security vulnerabilities be built into U.S. software and electronics.
The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved three bills, including the Critical Infrastructure Protection Act.
The National Association of Federal Credit Unions is asking Congress to establish national data breach and notification standards for retailers.
Symantec is referring to the malware as 'groundbreaking,' particularly due to the advanced techniques it uses to conceal itself.
The FBI and Homeland Security's US-CERT team have both warned that online scams, taking advantage of the holiday shopping frenzy, will be plentiful this season.
The 29-member Global Commission of Internet Governance Innovation features political leaders, global academics and business leaders that will explore pressing topics in the digital world.
The director of the NSA stated that China, as well as "one or two" other countries, is capable of launching cyberattacks to shut down electric grids and other critical infrastructure in parts of the U.S.
Earlier this month, it was revealed that DOJ uses "dirtboxes" attached to aircrafts to spy on Americans' mobile devices.
Members of the USPS testified before a House subcommittee Wednesday, drawing criticism over the delay in its breach notification to impacted employees.
With more than 400 technical, government and cyber experts involved, Cyber Coalition 2014 tested the speed of sharing threat intelligence.
The USA Freedom Act, aimed at NSA surveillance reform, failed to pick up enough votes to avoid a Republican filibuster.
Veterans Affairs has failed an annual cybersecuirty audit for the 16th year in a row, a new report reveals.
The AP reported on Sunday that the State Department had its unclassified system compromised. The news follows the breach of three other government entities' systems.
Judges in Pierce County, Wash. approved a new requirement that would make law enforcement officials explicitly cite when they plan to use 'stingray' technology during an investigation.
The U.S. Department of Justice is attaching small devices to airplanes that gather massive amounts of mobile phone data, including the data of innocent Americans, a Wall Street Journal report indicates.
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