The Department of Veterans Affairs has taken steps to help ensure thumb drives lacking encryption cannot be plugged into its computers. The move comes following the discovery of an unencrypted drive containing personal information on veterans.
The conventional wisdom that Congress won't enact significant IT security legislation this year hasn't deterred some Democratic lawmakers, including House Homeland Security Committee Chair Bennie Thompson, from introducing another cybersecurity bill.
An (ISC)2 survey suggests that a Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency paper backs a government-run board to oversee IT security certifications, a point disputed by the report's author. Where does the truth lie?
Key factors making the security landscape riskier are the rapid rise of social networking, the growing reliance on cloud computing and the growing sophistication, criminalization and organization of hackers, a new survey shows.
A Florida hospital is notifying approximately 40,000 of its emergency room patients about a breach incident involving stolen paper records that it believes might have affected about 1,500 of those patients.