The apparatchiks at the Kremlin think they're clever sorts with plans to replace computers with typewriters to prevent the American e-spies at the National Security Agency from hacking into Russian intelligence systems.
Angered over the Edward Snowden revelations, DEF CON says the feds should take a 'time-out' from this year's hackers' conference. But a top DHS cybersecurity policymaker says he's still invited to participate in a conclave panel discussion.
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is notifying patients of a breach involving decades-old microfiche medical records discovered in a dumpster. This is the second healthcare breach affecting more than 100,000 individuals reported in recent days.
A new incident response publication coming from the National Institute of Standards and Technology will include guidance on how to form circles of trust - networks of IT security experts spanning multiple organizations, says NIST's Lee Badger.
Insurer WellPoint has agreed to pay the Department of Health and Human Services $1.7 million to settle a HIPAA case stemming from a website data breach that may have exposed information on more than 612,000 individuals.
After a federal court dismissed a class action lawsuit filed against Adventist Health System in the aftermath of a breach affecting 763,000 patients, another lawsuit was immediately filed in a state court. Find out the details.
Our analysis of U.S. government labor statistics shows a sizable increase in the IT security workforce. But the way the occupation is defined may have as much to do with the increase as the number of jobs themselves.
A new report shows that large data breaches in all sectors last year in California mirror a problem that keeps happening at lots of healthcare entities across the country. Find out what that problem is.
The best argument for enactment of a federal data breach protection law to replace 46 state statutes is that physical location is not relevant in a society that relies on mobile technologies, says public policy advocate David Valdez.