There's been quite a bit of lip service paid to the ages-old concept of information sharing, says Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Magazine..
For four days in March, attackers launched cyber assault on Iran's oil ministry but were rebuffed by country's Cyber Police (FATA).
While the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly supported the USA Freedom Act, the Senate failed to garner enough votes to pass the new legislation.
The case has resulted in the first federal conviction of a website operator for such crimes.
The Internet Security Alliance called for data driven analysis to determine incentives, prioritization and cost-effectiveness to encourage voluntary use of NIST Framework.
A Friday night 57-42 vote in the Senate before the Memorial Day weekend fell short of the 60 votes needed to reauthorize Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act.
On Tuesday, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) published trends and findings from 2014.
A Nigerian man was sentenced to three years in prison for his role in a phishing scheme targeting U.S. government employees.
In a Wednesday blog post the FTC explained the process it follows to investigate security breaches and said it looks favorably on companies that cooperate in law enforcement investigations.
The USA Freedom Act's fate will soon be decided with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announcing on Thursday that the Senate will convene for a rare Saturday vote on the bill.
RadioShack and a coalition of 38 states have reached an agreement allowing RadioShack to sell the customer data under certain conditions.
The Justice Department claims that two of the six defendants are former employees of U.S. tech firms.
In a brief, to-the-point letter, a wide mix of organizations asked Senate leaders to abandon attempts to extend Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act.
The FTC has recommended a list of conditions that a bankruptcy court should impose on the sale of RadioShack's information assets.
The USA Freedom Act was passed by the House Wednesday but critics call for strengthening of bill in the Senate.
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the USA Freedom Act today with 338 Representatives voting in favor of the bill and only 88 against it
While Congress ramps up for its discussions and vote on the USA Freedom Act, Washington state has taken privacy into its own hands through legislation requiring a warrant to use the devices.
The bill, which aims to end NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone data, recently passed a House committee.
Managing compliance and risk has become one of the most torturous assignments in the enterprise, particularly for those that must adhere to the ever-increasing challenge of industry, state and federal regulations.
Princeton professor and former FTC chief technologist Ed Felten has joined the White House "techie" team as deputy CTO.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded a $50 million contract to ASM Research to help improve security and audit readiness.
Navy Adm. and head of the National Security Agency (NSA) Michael Rogers on the U.S. government's stance on cyber attack retaliation.
Charles Harvey Eccleston allegedly targeted U.S Department of Energy and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission employees with spear phishing emails designed to drop malware on their systems.
Russia and Chiana have agreed to join forces stop not hack each other as well as to fight cyber attacks as well.
A federal court has ruled that the search of a traveling businessman's laptop in 2013 was unreasonable and violated his privacy.
Germany has stopped its internet surveillance for the NSA after tensions arose over the US spying on European officials.
The Federal Trade Commission announced, in a release today, Katherine Race Brin will serve as the new FTC CPO
ACLU has sued a Virginia police department for collecting an LPR database on vehicles belonging to people not under investigation.
The European Commission has adopted a new 16-initiative strategy that would make it easier for consumers to access digital services and goods.
The Senate will likely vote on a trade bill over the expiring Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
The IRS is assembling a team to combat the rising tide of identity theft and fraudulent tax return claims.
The FBI has created a new position to help coordinate its response efforts to cybercrimes and establish better data sharing relationships.
The Department of Justice confirmed that it is looking into its policies surrounding cell-site simulators and surveillance technology.
Indian officials met with a Japanese contingent last week to discuss how the two nations could work together to fight cyber crime and invest in India's IT sector.
U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee chairman requests info on White House breach
Chairman John Thune penned a letter to President Obama this past Thursday to ask him to clarify whether any personal information was compromised in October's cyber attack on the White House.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) certified FireEye technology under the SAFETY Act, effectively shielding the company's customers from any liability in the event of a cyber terrorism attack.
The aviation authority instructed operators to take "interim action" to prevent loss of AC electrical power, until a software fix is available.
Is resistance forming against data-sharing in America? The consensus seems to be a resounding 'yes,' reports Ashley Carman.
Greater connectivity has changed the way we view privacy - and the Fourth Amendment, says Hilary Wandall, CPO at Merck. Teri Robinson reports.
Rutgers and the FBI are collaborating to investigate a series of DDoS attacks against the university.
The U.S. Committee on Oversight & Government Reform met on Wednesday to hear arguments on default encryption and didn't let law enforcement off easy.
Illinois is looking to pass legislation to notify residents of "consumer market information" breaches.
The United States and Japan have agreed to bolster their threat-sharing efforts, to thwart cyber attacks from China and North Korea, like state-sponsored intellectual property theft.
During a talk with a Defense Writers Group, Gen. John Hyten of the Air Force discussed attempts made to access U.S. satellite networks.
The Atlanta-based medical testing lab has, again, filed to have FTC's complaint dismissed.
The legislation aims to improve trust when law enforcement information is shared between the U.S. and EU.
Also in the poll, 19 percent of voters said that lawmakers should focus on data security standards.
During a speech at Stanford University this past week, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter acknowledged the government's desire to hire young talent for cybersecurity work.
Nearly 94 percent of respondents believed that NSA's surveillance had increased or remained the same since Snowden began leaking classified information in June 2013.
Technology can't replace the value of online safety education, the key to keeping kids out of predators' paths, panelists shared.
An SEC commissioner's chief of staff and shareholder advocacy expert discussed complex disclosure expectations among investors.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced a bill that would grant intelligence agencies authority under the USA PATRIOT Act to continue mass surveillance until 2020
Proposed legislation would rein in the CFAA to avoid overzealous prosecution.
Panelists discussed cyber espionage and intellectual property theft affecting U.S. companies and steps the private and public sector must take to curb the threat.
The FBI issued an alert to the Federal Aviation Association (FAA) earlier this week to warn about hackers who might try to access airplane network ports, according to Wired.
Following years of wrangling in Congress and a slew of headline-grabbing breaches, the House gave the go-ahead to a cybersecurity bill.
The FCC joins the FTC as a force to be reckoned with on cybersecurity and privacy issues, agency chief Wheeler indicated in an RSA Conference speech.
FBI and NSA staffers have repeatedly voiced concern over default encryption, but it doesn't seem to have hindered any tech companies' decisions to proceed with their plans.
Government demands for back doors cryptography are ratcheting up discord with cryptographers, according to RSA panelists.
Department of Homeland Security is finalizing plans to open a Silicon Valley office, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson told an audience at the RSA Conference.
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced on Monday that the Commonwealth is establishing the first state-level Information Sharing and Analysis Organization.
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.
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