While a major attack has yet to take place on the U.S. energy sector, now is the right time for these critical infrastructure providers to ready their defenses.
The bill would provide consumers nationwide with similar protections already enforced by a California law.
After the public website of the Washington state Administrative Office of the Courts was compromised in February, an investigation revealed the severity of the breach in April.
The software giant is trying to put the brakes on a serious flaw that is being leveraged as part of possible espionage campaign against U.S. energy workers.
Defence Minister Peter MacKay has committed $20 million to fund projects aimed at making Canada safer from cyber attacks.
Canadians are about to get their first comprehensive look at the extent of cyber crime on domestic business.
More than 2,000 USB keys were replaced after a hard drive and key went missing.
Privacy concerns are driving Canadians away from smartphone apps and online services.
An intruder gained access to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' National Inventory of Dams (NID) in January, according to a spokesman for the military command.
Aaron Swartz's death inspired Rep. Zoe Lofgren to want to reform the federal anti-hacking law, but some security pros worry this would sterilize a potent enforcement weapon, reports Dan Kaplan.
The rule may help leaders better understand the impact of cyber risks, says PwC's David Burg and Laurie Schive.
Employees lack the training to collect and preserve email and electronic evidence.
This month's news briefs cover recent headlining bits on the malware that struck South Korean companies, a new law requiring federal agencies to review IT equipment sourced from China, and more.
As nations engage with one another in shadowy conflicts taking place in the digital sphere, experts are questioning whether treaties and rules that were created for kinetic fighting apply to a new era of combat.
AT&T and CenturyLink were given legal immunity to turn over threat-related data on their networks to the government.
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission over several major carriers' alleged sluggish patching practices, a concern for enterprises as BYOD pervades the business world.
In a bipartisan victory for a measure that would formalize threat intelligence sharing, the U.S. House passed the bill in a 288-to-127 vote, drawing more Democrats than when a version was approved last year. CISPA now moves to the Senate.
The president recommended that $4.7 billion be allocated to the Pentagon for cyber initiatives in the fiscal year beginning Oct.1. That includes earmarks for offensive missions.
The amendments to the threat intelligence sharing bill would have tightened controls around the corporate release of personally identifiable information to three-letter agencies, including the NSA.
Several U.S. trade groups also have objected to the provision, part of a recently passed appropriations bill, which bars certain federal agencies from buying IT tech gear produced by Chinese government-related companies.
The state, no stranger to pioneering data security and privacy legislation, is at it again with a proposed measure that would force companies to be transparent about with whom they are sharing customer information.
The rule, part of a general appropriations bill signed by President Obama last week, comes following growing evidence of China's organized cyber espionage operations.
Espionage and fraud in cyber is not an armed conflict, says SystemExpert's Jonathan Gossels.
This month's news briefs includes recent news on Mandiant uncovering China's cyber espionage efforts, security firm Bit9's breach, and the Obama administrations latest efforts on combating the theft of trade secrets.
In this month's debate, two experts discuss whether or not China is the top cyber threat to the United States.
In a matter of weeks, an Arizona federal judge is expected to decide whether the FBI illegally caught an accused fraudster.
Phishing attacks were among the top 12 schemes hatched by tax season scammers.
According to the legislation, the review process will quell cyber espionage threats from China.
The bill draft, which is in a preliminary stage, included harsher penalties for Computer Fraud and Abuse Act violations.
Senators say current provisions of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act give law enforcement too many liberties when accessing the electronic communications of Americans.