The security community is voicing concern over proposed revisions to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) by taking to Twitter and personal blogs.
The 114th Congress will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 27 to discuss potential national breach notification legislation that might require companies to notify affected customers within 30 days.
The National Association of Federal Credit Unions sent Congressional leaders a letter calling for the creation of a bipartisan working group to shape breach legislation.
The President urged Congress to pass law that would better protect the nation from emerging cyber threats.
The attorney general is pushing lawmakers to back legislation that would expand the definition of protected "private information."
A Florida senator is drafting the Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015, a year after similar legislation was introduced.
Speaking to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), President Obama said he will propose a Personal Data Notification and Protection Act and a Student Data Privacy Act.
The petitions called for the firing of federal prosecutors in Aaron Swartz's case.
A federal judge in New Jersey has approved of law enforcement's use of a fake Instagram account to collect evidence on a man suspected of stealing millions of dollars worth of jewelry.
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.
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