Network defense of the nation's critical infrastructure is sorely lacking, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a suit last week to obtain a "secret legal document" that might address the government's authority to access data and which has been suppressed by the government since the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) penned it in 2003.
The EU is looking to crack down on anonymous currency exchanges that could be used by terrorist.
A hearing was held highlight the efforts that automakers are making to address cybersecurity concerns of connected automobiles.
Senator Al Franken re-introduced a stalled bill to ban what he calls "stalking apps" on Wednesday. The proposed legislation seeks to protect survivors of domestic and other victims of abuse, from cyberstalkers.
When it comes to a data breach, "our role doesn't begin in the courtroom," Massachusetts Assistant Attorney General Sara Cable said Thursday at SC Congress Boston, encouraging members of the audience to work with her office in the aftermath and even before one occurs.
Facebook will appeal a Belgian court's ruling that the social media giant must cease tracking the online behavior of non-Facebook users or pay fines of €250,000 ($269,000) per day.
As the National Security Agency's program collecting Americans' phone records is set to expire this month, a U.S. federal judge has issued a ruling calling on the NSA to cease its bulk collection of phone records.
Regulatory agencies in the U.S. are increasingly concerned by ransomware attacks against financial institutions. The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) published a statement warning financial institutions of an uptick in the "frequency and severity of cyber attacks involving extortion."
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) introduced a bill aiming to ban the use of stingrays and other surveillance equipment without a warrant.
The results of the first FITARA scorecard are in, and it doesn't look good. The Government Accountability Office reviewed 24 government agencies on their progress implementing federal IT reforms.
U.S. Department of State's Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) met to discuss the classification of "cyber products" reportedly recommended against adding new "cyber products" to the munitions list.
There's nothing like a breach - or two - to galvanize the federal government to contain risk and strengthen its cybersecurity posture. DHS's Gregory Touhill says his agency is on the case. Ashley Carman reports.
For organizations that suffer a data breach, the penalty typically involves a clean up and making good on the damage to their reputation. But is that enough to encourage better security controls? Karen Epper Hoffman finds out.
The data-sharing agreement known as Safe Harbor was ruled invalid on Oct. 6 by the Court of Justice of the European Union, with widespread ramifications for organizations ranging from cloud computing providers to multinational companies that move information across the Atlantic.
The IRS commissioner told the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday his agency's use of Stingray devices is restricted to criminal investigations.
The Library of Congress issued new rules allowing researchers to hack a car's internal software. The new rule comes as one of many exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
With the Senate's opinion and vote solidified on the Cyber Information Sharing Act (CISA), most everyone weighed in with their thoughts via press release, Twitter and broad forum discussions.
An "Aha" moment led a Congressional staffer to try to convince the GOP to up its flagging tech game.
The Cyber Information Sharing Act (CISA) passed to the House on Tuesday after a Senate vote following a full day of discussion and voting on amendments.
The Senate met to discuss and vote on amendments to CISA on Tuesday and most of the morning's amendments were struck down.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation took issue with an amendment released by the sponsors of the Cyber Information Sharing Act (CISA) that it says previews the final version of CISA, saying that two such releases in two days "should be a sign to Senators that more debate is needed" on the bill.
A digital privacy group called Fight for the Future said Facebook has been quietly supporting CISA, while publicly opposing the cyber bill, quoting anonymous sources.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wasn't the only one who geared up to face a drubbing on Capitol Hill this Thursday - the Cyber Information Security Act (CISA) continued to take a wallop from privacy advocates even as the Senate mulled its merits, with both emerging relatively intact.
"It leaves us all in a place of really unprecedented uncertainty," said Hilary Wandall, associate vice president, compliance and chief privacy officer of Merck, speaking at SC Congress NY 2015 on Tuesday, Oct. 20.
Several convenience store operators said at a recent conference they aren't EMV compliant, nor can they afford to bolster security.
By passing the Judicial Redress Act Tuesday night and sending on to the Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives has moved the country one-step closer to the type of data protection for foreigners that will prompt the EU sign off on an Umbrella Agreement hammered out in September and be more likely to approve Safe Harbor 2.0
Automotive industry execs voiced their opinions on recently proposed legislation to address privacy and security concerns in connected automobiles
The Second General Counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said Friday it was time to "throw out" the so-called Espionage Act in favor of more modernized laws to deal with whistleblowers and other emerging security issues.
Online porn giant Pornhub has taken a more aggressive stance against revenge porn, launching a submission page allowing victims to remove sexually explicit photos and video content posted without consent.
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