A flurry of legislative activity on Capitol Hill hints that Congress may be shaking off its inertia and there may be some long-awaited forward movement on key issues.
The New York resident, Mario Chuisano, was also ordered to pay nearly $2.7 million in restitution.
Chinese regulators have suspended rules that heavily policed foreign technology, after backlash from its own banks.
Motherboard and Privacy International revealed the contract between DEA and a government supplier.
Sensitive information was left out in the open after hours on nearly a third of the desks at five Department of Homeland Security (DHS) organizations, a KPMG audit found.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) warned the FAA that its on-flight Wi-Fi, among other things, could put aircrafts and passengers at-risk.
The initiative to triple U.S. Cyber Command security staff, to more than 6,000 military and civilian personnel, will not be completed until 2018.
The FTC imposed greater security and privacy requirements on two debt brokers after they posted personal information of 55,000 consumers online.
On the heels of similar incidents, Rossel, a Belgium media group, experienced an hours-long DDoS attack Sunday afternoon.
Less than a week after the 'Beebone' botnet was taken down, INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation, along with other global companies and agencies, has dismantled the 'Simda' botnet.
Jermaine Smith of the cybercrime syndicate Carder.su, was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison and ordered to pay $50.8 million in restitution.
Last year, the communications giant received 113,655 law enforcement requests for customer data.
Hillary Clinton has hired Google executive Stephanie Hannon to serve as (CTO) for Clinton's expected 2016 presidential campaign.
The Justice Department and Drug Enforcement Agency began logging nearly every phone call made from the U.S. to as many as 116 countries.
The Philadelphia Fire Department said Friday, that billing information from at least 750 ambulance patients was stolen,
Between May 2010 and early October 2014, police used stingrays 46 times without a court order.
To the chagrin of the ACLU, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has renewed its efforts to procure license plate reader (LPR) data through a third party.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said a virus infected its administrative computer system but didn't cause any damage to agency systems.
Kevin Bollaert, 28, operated the now-infamous revenge porn sites U Got Posted and Change My Reputation.
The law ushers in technical and data standards for verifying individuals' identities during digital or online transactions.
On Wednesday, the President declared the need to address "malicious cyber-enabled activities" orchestrated by foreign attackers a national emergency.
Retired Senior Executive,CIA - Insider Threat Detection, Larry Knutsen, will review the evolution of U.S. policy on insider threats and what they mean to your organization.
After meeting with U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, Chinese officials put a hold on restrictions that would require tech companies to provide code and comply with audits.
Black market Evolution disappeared this month, along with $12 million in Bitcoin, as part of what is believed to be an exit scam.
Australia's Department of Immigration and Border Protection inadvertently leaked personal information of world leaders who attended the 2014 G20 Summit in Brisbane.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation obtained government documents about its use of zero-days and its policy for when to disclose them.
GitHub.com was reportedly overwhelmed by traffic that was hijacked from Chinese search engine Baidu.
Russian authorities have ramped up efforts to locate criminals spreading ATM malware Tyupkin.
A British court has dismissed Google's appeal to prevent consumers from being able to sue the company over its alleged tracking of Safari users.
PhishMe, Inc., a Leesburg, Va.-based phishing threat management solution provider, closed a $13 million investment in Series B funding led by Paladin Capital Group and new investor Aldrich Capital Partners.
Legislation requiring companies to meet security standards and notify customers of data breaches has moved forward in the U.S. House of Representatives.
A new 'threat sharing' cybersecurity bill was introduced by leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee.
Romanian citizen Mircea-Ilie Ispasoiu made his first appearance in a New Jersey federal court after being extradited to the U.S. for allegedly orchestrating an international hacking scheme.
Israel allegedly has conducted an espionage campaign on the U.S. to learn the details of President Obama's possible deal to curb Iran's nuclear program.
On Monday, Reps. Luke Messer and Jared Polis will reportedly introduce the legislation in the House.
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives have announced that they have joined together to form a bipartisan caucus to investigate payment technologies.
A Russian man who was arrested in Spain on suspicion of cyber fraud reportedly will be extradited to the U.S. within the next few days.
The White House announced that former Facebook executive David Recordon will serve as the first ever director of White House information technology.
The threat information-sharing bill was approved by the Senate Intelligence Committee last week.
The Obama administration has set another record for withholding government files under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act.
A (NYPD) officer was arrested Wednesday morning for allegedly hacking into a restricted NYPD computer and other sensitive law enforcement databases.
A New York court ordered the Erie County Sheriff's Office to turn over documents about its purchase and use of stingray devices to the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) earlier this week.
Canada deported self-proclaimed Anonymous member Matt DeHart.
If modified, Rule 41 would give judges the ability to grant search warrants for electronic information located outside their judicial district.
Lynx will throw its support behind ICMCP's efforts to bring more minorities into cyber security by sponsoring fellowship.
An Australian man, Peter Nash, faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Facebook said that at least some data was produced for nearly 80 percent of the requests.
The State Department's unclassified system is still down as the agency tries to expel what could be Russian hackers from its network.
The Obama administration announced a proposed amendment to existing law that would give federal courts more authority in the ongoing was against botnets.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is ready to introduce a bill aimed at putting in place a federal standard that organizations across the country would abide by.
Four months after it revealed that hackers had breached its non-classified email system, the State Dept. said it would take some systems offline temporarily to bolster security.
The act contains a dozen amendments made in a closed door session before the Senate Intelligence Committee voted.
The Justice Department has dropped an eight-count indictment against Xiafen Chen who was accused of illegally downloading data from a restricted government database.
Shared Services Canada plans to spend $55 million to upgrade IT infrastructure.
Under the TechHire program, 21 cities and regions will vie for grants and work to accelerate tech training.
Clinton said that the private email system she used during her tenure as Secretary of State was "effective and secure."
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission issued a Notice of Violation to Compu-Finder for violating the country's anti-spam law.
The new memorandum of understanding signed by both data protection agencies will bolster collaboration and privacy-related information sharing.
CIA Director John Brennan said the agency will create a Directorate of Digital Innovation that will accelerate the integration of its cyber and digital capabilities.
Prosecutors say the defendants were behind one of the largest reported data breaches in U.S. history.
Although the government wrote that its changed its National Security Letter policy, an unsealed court document alludes to a process not yet being in place.
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.
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