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.
Debate: A White House order on cyber security would be a step in the right direction for safeguarding networks.
The Copyright Alert System, due out from internet service providers in the coming months, could mean slowed or blocked web access for consumers repeatedly alerted of piracy.
The FCC lifted a ban on basic cable signal encryption in a move to prevent illegal access to cable.
Just skimming the headlines last week, one would think cyber space blew up. But it was just a few DDoS attacks. And with a White House cyber security executive order looming, it's critical that all stakeholders act with reason.
We must resolve issues around data sovereignty, says Capgemini's Joe Coyle.
A recent federal appeals court ruling may make it easier for people to prove they suffered identity theft as a result of a data breach.
President Obama now is considering an executive order to breathe some life back into the Cyber Security Act of 2012 with the goal in mind to protect the country's critical infrastructure.
Policies form the cornerstone of the information security program and are instrumental for enforcing global consistency, driving change and launching enterprise programs.
India's government claims it has found a way to monitor email sent via BlackBerry, something even manufacturer Research In Motion (RIM) claims it can't do.
The head of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) offered the agency's assistance to Public Safety Minister Vic Toews to make the government's controversial internet surveillance bill more palatable.
The Canadian government enacted a national security exception to bar foreign IT companies from bidding on the construction of its new telecommunications system.