Lawmakers have begun the process of taking up President Obama's call to enact cyberthreat information sharing legislation. But can Congress reach a consensus on appropriate liability protection, the issue that derailed earlier legislative proposals?
Extradited Russian national Vladimir Drinkman, who's been charged with masterminding the largest-ever hack attack in U.S. history, this week pleaded not guilty in U.S. federal court to 11 charges relating to the theft of 160 million payment cards.
When an FTC administrative trial on the data security practices of medical testing firm LabMD resumes March 3, an FTC judge could consider questions raised by a Congressional panel regarding Tiversa, a security firm at the center of the case.
Florence Comite, M.D., a pioneer in the evolving practice of "precision medicine," describes what's needed to protect patient privacy as more genetic and other sensitive data is collected about individuals to personalize their care.
Target is the high-profile example, but many organizations have been breached through third-party vulnerabilities. Where are the security gaps, and how can they be filled? BitSight's Stephen Boyer offers insight.
A team of hackers has been operating since at least 2001, wielding malware that even today is among the most advanced attack code to have ever been discovered, according to a new study. Security experts are debating whether the NSA could be involved.
A key component of President Obama's executive order to encourage industry to share cyberthreat data is the creation of information sharing and analysis organizations, or ISAOs. But now, the hard part begins: defining the job and getting it done.
Despite commitments by leading payment card brands to enhance security, some critics say the White House cybersecurity summit produced no specifics for how the public and private sectors will curb cyber-fraud.
The Anunak/Carbanak gang continues to rob financial services firms and retailers, in part with ATM malware. A new report says the cybercrime gang has stolen up to $1 billion from banks in Russia, the U.S. and beyond.
Mega-breaches, including the recent hacking attack on Anthem Inc. always result in an uptick of interest in cyber-insurance, but determining how much coverage to buy is an ongoing challenge, says data privacy attorney Marc Voses.
The White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection late last week served as the stage for more than a dozen companies and trade groups to announce new initiatives aimed at securing Internet transactions and payments and reducing fraud.
Nine days after revealing that hackers gained access to personal data on millions of its customers, health insurer Anthem on Feb. 13 began offering victims two years of free credit monitoring and ID theft insurance, plus "identity repair assistance."
In a Feb. 13 keynote speech at a cybersecurity summit, President Obama described the cyberworld as the "wild, wild West" and the American government as the sheriff. Then he signed an executive order aimed at boosting cyberthreat information sharing.
Congressional investigators for the first time are designating protecting the privacy of personally identifiable information as a high risk area within the federal government and calling on Congress to enact new legislation to enhance PII safeguards.