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.
The funding will support the development of two new supercomputers.
A Canadian federal bill that would force companies to notify individuals of breaches moved a step closer to being law in October.
British Columbia's provincial government is notifying 15,000 individuals after a privacy breach in its Wildfire Management Branch.
Canada's RCMP cannot tell whether it complies with federal privacy law when gathering information about citizens without a warrant, according to a report.
The Department of Energy contract will allow Norse to support the agency's Cybersecurity Risk Information Sharing Program (CRISP).
Seventeen suspected members of online marketplaces, including Silk Road 2.0's alleged operator, have been arrested.
The government has begun encrypting user data on two websites providing AIDS-related information.
Vladimir Drinkman, who was charged for his involvement in the Heartland breach, is currently in the Netherlands.
This year has been so bad for merchant data breaches that the president felt the need to ensure that the government would offer itself as a more safe and secure place to do business with.
Simulation exercises show how companies should respond under a cyberattack, says HHS's Sara Hall. Teri Robinson reports.
Sen. Charles Schumer of New York has called on federal law enforcement officials to stop "copy cat websites."
The Italian spyware company had its manuals posted online that detail how thoroughly an infected user's actions can be monitored.
The White House experienced a sustained cyberattack on its systems that impacted its network for nearly two weeks.
The unnamed leaker's house was searched and a criminal case was opened after documents about the U.S. government's terrorist watch list were published.
The credential-stealing malware Dyre has been tied to a string of phishing attacks.
An Estonian man, Sergei Tsurikov, was sentenced Friday after helping to steal over $9.4 million from payment processor RBS WorldPay in 2008.
A federal court shut down Pairsys at the request of the Federal Trade Commission.
The attack used a false certificate to trick iCloud users into handing over personal data and login credentials. With an attack of this size, some experts and researchers believe the Chinese government could be to blame.
Speaking at a National Association of State Attorneys General conference, ISA's Larry Clinton asked the AGs to step up efforts to get more resources.
The White House has advanced an agenda to promote and facilitate information sharing on security threats and vulnerabilities.
Reuters reported on Wednesday that DHS is investigating roughly 24 cases of suspected vulnerabilities in medical devices and hospital equipment.
A bill, which would require a national reporting standard, has failed to make it before the Senate or House this year.
Information on half a million federal workers in the government's SmartBuy program went undetected by Chase hackers.
The search engine company updates it piracy report to let users know how its adjusting search results to stop illegal piracy efforts.
President Obama signed an Executive Order at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau calling for enhanced security measures, including microchips and PINs.
The settlement brings some resolve to the 2012 breach, where the bank lost unencrypted backup tapes.
Jaime Estrada was sentenced to nine months in prison and was ordered to pay a $10,000 fine.
With data breach and fraud alerts in mind, the ABA filed a petition on Tuesday asking the FCC to remove "outdated regulatory restrictions" that prevent sending automated calls and texts to mobile devices.
A group of cybercriminals believed to be Russian are exploiting a zero-day vulnerability to deliver malware and gather information from various organizations around the world.
National Security Letters (NSLs) tread on the First Amendment and give the FBI too much authority, EFF argued.
The settlement marks the largest FCC enforcement action to date, and also involved the FTC and state attorneys general.
The social media giant believes the limits imposed by the DOJ on data in transparency reports for its users violates its First Amendment rights.
The FCC launched an investigation last year after a consumer complained of the practice.
Cyberwarfare is so new that the ground rules are still being established. Nazan Osman provides an overview.
It's all about what you say and how you say it, says DHS's Phyllis Schneck. Teri Robinson reports.
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