A combination of technical and managerial problems set the stage for hackers to breach a Department of Energy database last summer, a new report shows. The incident cost the department millions of dollars.
In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including a malware attack that potentially affected 59,000 clients of the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, which offers healthcare and other services.
A Senate committee will soon consider a patent reform measure that is less aggressive than a recently approved House bill designed to help stem the tide of patent infringement lawsuits that sometimes target security technologies.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is creating a new position of chief risk officer in a multi-faceted effort to analyze and address problems with the troubled HealthCare.gov rollout. What are the security implications?
NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander says the agency has taken 41 actions to prevent leaks by insiders in the wake of disclosures of classified documents about the agency's surveillance programs by former agency contractor Edward Snowden.
Lawmakers have raised concerns that the Food and Drug Administration hasn't been as forthright as it should in disclosing an October breach that exposed personally identifiable information of 12,000 to 14,000 individuals.
Managers at all levels must understand their responsibilities in providing role-based cybersecurity training, says Patricia Toth, a computer scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
The HHS Office for Civil Rights, which enforces HIPAA, has some compliance issues of its own to address, according to a new inspector general report. But OCR officials say they've been addressing those matters.
A letter from eight prominent online companies to President Obama and Congress calls for reform of government surveillance programs, outlining concerns about the way the NSA monitors online and telephone communications.