Walmart partnered with Lockheed Martin and FBI to monitor employee protests between 2012 and 2013
Google voiced support for the Email Privacy Act and expressed opposition to the SEC's request for exemption from the bill.
The U.S. State Department released approximately 7,800 pages of former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's emails on Monday.
The U.S. Supreme Court hears a case that could determine determine requirements of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).
The Senate Judiciary Committee will meet next Wednesday to discuss international cybertheft of corporate intellectual property.
Researchers at RSA discovered GlassRAT malware that targets Chinese nationals, business interests and more.
In today's Strategic Defence & Security Review, the Prime Minister detailed how the government will prepare and respond to a range of national security threats.
Dark web version of GitHub offers a place for developers to code controversial projects anonymously.
Network defense of the nation's critical infrastructure is sorely lacking, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a suit last week to obtain a "secret legal document" that might address the government's authority to access data and which has been suppressed by the government since the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) penned it in 2003.
The EU is looking to crack down on anonymous currency exchanges that could be used by terrorist.
France reportedly saw a sharp increase in attempted cyber attacks in the weeks leading up to the terror attacks in Paris last week.
A technology staffer in the Georgia office of the Secretary of State was fired following the dissemination a month ago of discs containing the personal information of six million Georgia voters.
A hearing was held highlight the efforts that automakers are making to address cybersecurity concerns of connected automobiles.
A lawsuit alleges that the office of Georgia's Secretary of State Brian Kemp released personal identifying information of Georgia voters to 12 organizations.
Researchers at the Microsoft Malware Protection Center have observed a hacking team that they call Strontium aiming zero-day attacks at servers in governments, military forces and diplomatic organizations within members of NATO, journalists and political advisors as well as some governments within Eastern Europe.
Three key agencies pulled out of a scheduled appearance at a Tuesday House Armed Services Committee hearing on government data breaches that exposed a trove of sensitive information.
G-20 nations struck a deal at a two-day summit in Antalya, Turkey.
When it comes to procuring the correct software for an organization Ricardo LaFosse, CISO for Cook County, Ill. made several to the attendees at SC Congress Chicago today.
In a ruling that could reshape future FTC enforcement authority, an administrative law judge has ruled in favor of LabMD bringing to an end a protracted battle between.
A 51-year-old British man is headed to prison after being found guilty of DDoS attacks that knocked more than 300 websites offline in 2013.
The FBI and U.S. Secret Service are looking for Joshua Samuel Aaron, one of the four people indicted by U.S. authorities this week for the JPMorgan Chase hack.
AT&T, after initially resisting the Department of Homeland Security's $1 billion firewall program, has signed on to provide cyberprotection to government agencies through DHS's Einstein 3 Accelerated program.
The Tor project alleged that the FBI paid Carnegie Mellon University researchers to attack Tor hidden services last year.
Senator Al Franken re-introduced a stalled bill to ban what he calls "stalking apps" on Wednesday. The proposed legislation seeks to protect survivors of domestic and other victims of abuse, from cyberstalkers.
Facebook will appeal a Belgian court's ruling that the social media giant must cease tracking the online behavior of non-Facebook users or pay fines of €250,000 ($269,000) per day.
Both Donald Trump and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vowed to retaliate against China if elected president for the country's cyber attacks and intellectual property theft.
The future of warfare where a cyber component is added to the traditional land, air and sea battles can be seen in the Ukraine as it struggles to fend off cyber groups determined to undermine their war against Russian-backed separatists.
A Washington D.C.-based man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges that he participated in an identity fraud scheme that netted more than $315,000 in fraudulent federal income tax returns.
OPM will set up a verification center to allow potential victims to see if they were impacted by the breach.
The secure network of the UK parliament has been breached and some of its computers compromised by hackers.
U.S. and Cuban officials met Monday to discuss cybercrime, according to the State Department.
Germany's federal intelligence service, the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), spied on the embassies and interior departments of ally countries, and international non-governmental organizations, according to Der Spiegel.
Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorka will meet with senior Chinese officials to discuss cybersecurity agreements.
As the National Security Agency's program collecting Americans' phone records is set to expire this month, a U.S. federal judge has issued a ruling calling on the NSA to cease its bulk collection of phone records.
Delegates at ISSE in Berlin were told that agreeement on Safe Harbour II is expected by the end of January.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) dismissed a petition to require websites to honor "Do Not Track" requests.
Seven House Democrats traveled to China this past week to discuss cybersecurity, among other issues.
Cyber Caliphate hacked and leaked account credentials for more than 54,000 Twitter as well as personal details on U.S. officials.
A just-released report surveying endpoint security across the federal government highlighted some dire lapses.
Regulatory agencies in the U.S. are increasingly concerned by ransomware attacks against financial institutions. The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) published a statement warning financial institutions of an uptick in the "frequency and severity of cyber attacks involving extortion."
The White House has recruited Greg Shannon, a senior member of the IEEE and chief scientist for the CERT division at Carnegie Mellon.
Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) launched a spate of cyberattacks targeting the email and social media accounts of Obama administration personnel in recent weeks.
Two Pentagon contractors agreed to pay almost $13 million to settle allegations that they hired workers without security clearances, Russians, to work on a Department of Defense (DOD) telecommunications project.
The teen hackers who infiltrated the email account of CIA Director John Brennan said they are prying into the accounts of other government officials, most recently claiming to hack an email account of FBI Deputy Director Mark Giuliano.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) introduced a bill aiming to ban the use of stingrays and other surveillance equipment without a warrant.
The results of the first FITARA scorecard are in, and it doesn't look good. The Government Accountability Office reviewed 24 government agencies on their progress implementing federal IT reforms.
The privacy framework proposed by the Office of Management and Budget is a "big, bold statement" by an influential government body, that Trevor Hughes, president and CEO of IAPP, said will hold federal agencies to some very specific and critical requirements to safeguard privacy.
HHS CIO Frank Baitman is stepping down from his post at the end of the month.
Home SecretaryThersa May unveiled the draft Investigatory Powers Bill in parliament today. It will be examined in detail by both Houses of Parliament before a final bill is produced and debated and voted on.
The Tinba 2.0 banking Trojan has been spotted targeting Russian financial institutions, possibly in response to the on-going armed-conflict between that country and the Ukraine.
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) appointed Clifton Triplett as the agency's new cyber and information advisor.
The U.S. government Tuesday put forth a privacy framework for federal agencies.
There's nothing like a breach - or two - to galvanize the federal government to contain risk and strengthen its cybersecurity posture. DHS's Gregory Touhill says his agency is on the case.
Following a blog post of the government's cybersecurity sprint results, two memorandums were issued this past week, both which aim to bolster federal agencies' cybersecurity.
The U.S. Air Force has added cyber warfare operations as a job position eligible for special duty pay.
U.S. Department of State's Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) met to discuss the classification of "cyber products" reportedly recommended against adding new "cyber products" to the munitions list.
The data-sharing agreement known as Safe Harbor was ruled invalid on Oct. 6 by the Court of Justice of the European Union, with widespread ramifications for organizations ranging from cloud computing providers to multinational companies that move information across the Atlantic.
There's nothing like a breach - or two - to galvanize the federal government to contain risk and strengthen its cybersecurity posture. DHS's Gregory Touhill says his agency is on the case. Ashley Carman reports.
The IRS commissioner told the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday his agency's use of Stingray devices is restricted to criminal investigations.
The American Civil Liberties Union called for greater transparency from the FBI after obtaining FOIA documents detailing surveillance flights conducted during the Baltimore protests.
The Library of Congress issued new rules allowing researchers to hack a car's internal software. The new rule comes as one of many exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
With the Senate's opinion and vote solidified on the Cyber Information Sharing Act (CISA), most everyone weighed in with their thoughts via press release, Twitter and broad forum discussions.
New internet laws agreed by the European Parliament today have been branded as a threat to encryption by campaigners including British world wide web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee.
An "Aha" moment led a Congressional staffer to try to convince the GOP to up its flagging tech game.
The Cyber Information Sharing Act (CISA) passed to the House on Tuesday after a Senate vote following a full day of discussion and voting on amendments.
The Senate met to discuss and vote on amendments to CISA on Tuesday and most of the morning's amendments were struck down.
The IRS has owned at least one Stingray, Freedom of Information Act (FIOA) documents show.
Pete Shoard asks how powerful are less developed countries such as North Korea when it comes to cyber-threats, and can it be regarded as a major player in cyber-warfare anyway for the impact it has achieved?
The Electronic Frontier Foundation took issue with an amendment released by the sponsors of the Cyber Information Sharing Act (CISA) that it says previews the final version of CISA, saying that two such releases in two days "should be a sign to Senators that more debate is needed" on the bill.
An FBI assistant special agent told a group of security professionals that his agency recommends victims of ransomware pay up.
A digital privacy group called Fight for the Future said Facebook has been quietly supporting CISA, while publicly opposing the cyber bill, quoting anonymous sources.
Trident Capital Cybersecurity took the lead in a $32.5 million round of Series A funding for IronNet Cybersecurity, a startup founded by former National Security Agency (NSA) Director Keith Alexander.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wasn't the only one who geared up to face a drubbing on Capitol Hill this Thursday - the Cyber Information Security Act (CISA) continued to take a wallop from privacy advocates even as the Senate mulled its merits, with both emerging relatively intact.
"It leaves us all in a place of really unprecedented uncertainty," said Hilary Wandall, associate vice president, compliance and chief privacy officer of Merck, speaking at SC Congress NY 2015 on Tuesday, Oct. 20.
Several convenience store operators said at a recent conference they aren't EMV compliant, nor can they afford to bolster security.
WikiLeaks posted alleged content from CIA Director John Brennan's hacked personal email account on Wednesday, however, one CIA official said the data was sensitive but not classified.
The Department of Homeland (DHS) followed the Department of Justice's (DOJ) lead on Wednesday with the release of its cell-site simulator, or "stingray," policy.
By passing the Judicial Redress Act Tuesday night and sending on to the Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives has moved the country one-step closer to the type of data protection for foreigners that will prompt the EU sign off on an Umbrella Agreement hammered out in September and be more likely to approve Safe Harbor 2.0
Automotive industry execs voiced their opinions on recently proposed legislation to address privacy and security concerns in connected automobiles
South Korea's intelligence agency has reported that North Korean hackers accessed servers belonging to the Blue House, the executive office of South Korea, and stole data from computers belonging to members the nation's legislature.
U.S. soldiers may not charge into battle as they type away on their laptops attempting to fend off enemy cyberattacks any time too soon, but the U.S. Army Cyber Command is actively working on the role these troops will someday play on the battlefield.
The U.S. and South Korea announced that the two nations will begin working together to implement stronger cybersecurity strategies.
Crowdstrike has detected almost a dozen intrusions it believes are coming from bad actors in China attempting to steal trade secrets from American companies, even though the U.S. and China just inked a cyber deal agreeing to try and halt such behavior.
The Second General Counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said Friday it was time to "throw out" the so-called Espionage Act in favor of more modernized laws to deal with whistleblowers and other emerging security issues.
"Privacy isn't about something to hide, it's about something to lose," Edward Snowden told attendees at the "Why Privacy Matters: What Do We Lose When We Lose Our Privacy?" conference hosted by the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College.
California passes additional digital privacy protections for automatic license plate reader and stingray use.
As cyber attacks against U.S. companies by sub-state entities, terrorist groups, and foreign governments become more costly and pose a growing threat to the U.S. economy, officials in the U.S. are pushing for coordinated solutions between the private and defense sectors.
California's attorney general and its Department of Justice have launched a digital campaign and resource hub to combat cyber exploitation.
Rhode Island Cybersecurity Commission issued a report that, if followed, would place the state on a path toward being better able to defend its residents against cyberattacks by improving or expanding existing agencies along with increasing the level of communication between the state and federal government.
The Justice Department announced that the Dridex botnet was significantly disrupted and a 30-year-old Moldovan man has been charged with being an administrator.
Democratic candidates during Tuesday's debate were divided over whether Edward Snowden deserved praise or prosecution for blowing the whistle on the NSA's domestic surveillance program.
UK graduate student Lauri Love is using a new tactic in his attempt to fight extradition to the U.S.
A former lottery official who was sentenced to 10 years for trying to rig a $14 million jackpot in Iowa is facing new charges involving large payouts from lotteries in Colorado and Wisconsin.
President Barack Obama said on "60 Minutes" this past weekend that Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server was "a mistake," but posed no danger to national security.
The Chinese government arrested a group of hackers within its borders at the request of the U.S. government, anonymous U.S. officials told the Washington Post.
President Barack Obama and his administration's stance on encryption was released this week after months of speculation and debate.
A published report states presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's private email server was probed by several hacking teams from China, Germany and South Korea after she stepped down as secretary of state in 2013.
California passed landmark legislation on Thursday imposing new digital privacy protections and guidelines for warrants concerning data collection.
U.S. authorities have concluded that three Chinese companies benefited from intellectual property stolen from U.S. companies as part of a corporate cyberespionage campaign conducted by the Chinese military.
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