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 reality of ubiquitous reliance on ICT has given rise to the criticality of cyber security, says Cisco CSO Edna Conway.
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.
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.
A letter sent to Congressional leaders states that legislation to address data breaches should cover all entities that handle sensitive information.
New European restrictions will require spyware manufacturers to get the EU's permission before exporting their product.
The latest iteration of the PCI Security Standard calls for moving beyond simply meeting compliance mandates, reports Jim Romeo.
A bill, which would require a national reporting standard, has failed to make it before the Senate or House this year.
With data breach and fraud alerts in mind, the ABA filed a petition on Tuesday asking the FCC to remove "outdated regulatory restrictions" that prevent sending automated calls and texts to mobile devices.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 cyber liability policy covers first-party liability (property and theft) and third-party liability (privacy and data security).
Senators introduced the legislation last week as a means of amending the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA).
More than 40 civil liberties groups are urging Senate leaders to pass legislation that would put a halt to the NSA's data collection practices.
A bill introduced on Tuesday, which got the go-ahead on Wednesday, would let the DHS Secretary directly appoint cyber professionals, set basic pay and offer additional compensation.
The federal government would have to get a warrant from a judge before state officials could cooperate in collecting data on California residents.
The law takes effect on July 1, 2015, and would require all smartphones in the state to have a kill switch installed in case of theft.
Today the European Union's highest court ruled that Google must allow its search engine users to delete links about themselves in certain cases.
The new security implementation would be mandatory by Jan. 1, 2015. All phones sold in California after that date would have to have a kill switch installed.
A congresswoman and a senator want to reform the 30-year-old federal anti-hacking law known as the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. They were spurred on by the death of activist and Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz.
The new legislation would amend the definition of "personal information" under the state's breach notification law.
The proposal from two Republican and two Democratic senators requires the director of national intelligence to create a "watch list" of nations suspected of cyber spying.
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.
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 Obama administration said it is perturbed by the same reasons it promised a veto last year - privacy protection.
Despite the 18-to-2 vote in favor of the bill proposal, privacy advocates likely will not be satisfied, considering two key amendments reportedly were shot down.
The security researcher and self-proclaimed internet troll earned 41 months behind bars Monday for his role in using a script to retrieve data on roughly 120,000 Apple iPad users from a public web server.
Two weeks ago, Rep. Lofgren took to Reddit to announce her plans to revise the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act so that people like Aaron Swartz, the computer programmer and freedom-of-information activist who committed suicide in January, are not punishable by decades in prison.
The Cybersecurity and American Cyber Competitiveness Act of 2013 comes after a bill with similar aims failed to pass last year.
The suicide of Aaron Swartz may prompt changes to a federal anti-hacking statute that many view as overly broad, heavy-handed and outdated.
Last month, President Obama signed the "secret" measure, called the "Presidential Policy Directive 20," which will allow the military to more aggressively fight cyber threats.
In the next few weeks, up to 100 companies will receive notification letters that they may be violating a nearly decade-old privacy law that also covers mobile applications.
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