In a letter to the OMB, Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson and ranking member Tom Carper asked the agency's director Shaun Donovan to complete changes to a privacy and cyber policy framework.
The U.S. House yesterday passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015, which creates a single U.S. standard for protecting companies from intellectual property theft through civil recourse against the offending parties in federal court.
A defense authorization bill could split off the U.S. Cyber Command from under the direction of U.S. Strategic Command and the NSA.
The House Wednesday passed the Email Privacy Act (EPA) 419-0, a reformation of the aging Electronics Privacy Act (ECPA) and drew immediate praise from rights groups.
Lawmakers are requesting an addendum to a defense authorization bill to mandate specialized training for U.S. cybersecurity troops engaged in war games.
Rep. James Langevin wrote an open letter to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) praising draft guidance that would strengthen the cybersecurity of medical devices.
A coalition of industry groups representing some of the largest tech companies in Silicon Valley penned an open letter to Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).
In a declassified ruling, a federal judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) ruled that the FBI's search of Americans' emails without a warrant during criminal investigations is not contradictory to the Constitution or the FISA Amendments Act.
When Jamie Randall, CTO of the IASME Consortium, was asked to speak at yesterday's SC Congress Amsterdam on upcoming EU data protection regulation, he says that he, like many people, "promptly fell asleep".
The Senate Subcommittee on Emerging Threats will meet today to hear testimony on cybersecurity issues and funding from Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Cyber Command representatives.
During the last six months of 2015, Uber received 33 requests from regulatory authorities seeking trip data on more than 12 million drivers and riders.
A proposed California legislation imposing specific penalties for ransomware took a step forward yesterday when the state senate's Public Safety Committee passed the bill at a hearing featuring testimony from Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center.
Privacy Shield shows progress, but still doesn't adequately address the issue that got Safe Harbor tossed by a European Court of Justice - the bulk collection of data on private citizens, the Article 29 Working Party said.
Leaked material indicated that the Article 29 Working Party (Art.29 WP) Opinion on the EU Privacy Shield might not confirm that the current draft adequately meets EU privacy standards.
A "discussion draft" of a long-anticipated encryption bill sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) drew fire from opponents.
Privacy groups oppose proposed changes to an executive order that would relax limitations on the NSA in sharing surveilled communications information with other agencies.
Reports said the White House had indicated it wouldn't support encryption legislation compelling tech companies to aid law enforcement in breaking smart devices, but Sen. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said the bill is under review.
Senate approved the Defend Trade Secrets Act, legislation that provides stronger protections for companies in protecting trade secrets.
Following the massive 2.6 terabyte leak from the Panamanian corporate service provider and legal firm Mossack Fonseca, a sentiment emerges among security professionals assessing the wreckage at the secretive firm.
Claiming that a revenge porn bill could stymie free speech, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) urged Minnesota state lawmakers to include an "intent to harass" clause.
The new data transfer mandate presents challenges for enterprises, but global trade depends on its widespread adoption, reports Larry Jaffee.
As Washington gets distracted, expect more activity at state legislatures on cybersecurity and privacy, reports Steve Zurier.
If Apple complies, the FBI would have the ability to compromise personal security when it wishes, says Ryan O'Leary, VP of Threat Research Center, WhiteHat Security. .
A federal hearing on standardizing and modernizing health information technology resulted in calls for new or revised legislation to fill in gaps in cybersecurity law.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released draft guidance for telework protocol, an update to the federal agency's initial documents drafted in 2009.
A Carbanak details that the APT and malware are increasingly used alongside new tactics to target executives at financial institutions in the Middle East, U.S. and Europe.
Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.), who proposed legislation at the South By Southwest Interactive festival (SXSW) that would make it easier for law enforcement agencies to nab perpetrators and make the charges stick.
The White House has released a draft of its Source Code Policy, which establishes rules for sharing custom software between federal agencies, in hopes of improving government access to applications and reducing development costs.
A senior U.S. Department of Commerce official spoke with SCMagazine.com Friday morning to defend the virtues of the newly introduced U.S.-EU Privacy Shield pact.
The Senate encryption bill,written by Sen. Richard Burr and Sen. Dianne Feinstein,may be introduced as soon as next week.
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- Federal court bucks trend, rules general liability insurance covers data breach
- The anatomy of a spearphishing scam, or how to steal $100M with a fake email
- FBI investigating attack against computer networks at U.S. law firms
- Pros examine Mossack Fonseca breach: WordPress plugin, Drupal likely suspects
- First Choice Credit Union files class-action suit against Wendy's over breach
- Top NFL prospect Tunsil free falls in draft after apparent hacker posts damaging video, texts
- Researchers spot Android Infostealer disguised as Chrome update
- Researchers spot mobile malware competition on the black market
- Judge ruled go ahead for claims of phone hacking against UK tabloid