In this week's roundup, University of Virginia students' Social Security numbers were exposed on mailed health insurance brochures. Also, a California hospital reports a case of inappropriate records access by a staff member.
The National Security Agency is piloting a new program, as a result of the Edward Snowden incident, in which systems administrators with top-secret clearance can access certain secret documents only with the approval of another colleague.
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.