With the Senate Intelligence Committee overwhelmingly approving the Cybersecurity Information Security Management Act, common wisdom dictates the bill will head directly to the Senate floor. Not so fast.
Several Blue Shield of California spreadsheet reports inadvertently containing the Social Security numbers of 18,000 physicians and others were released 10 times by the state's Department of Managed Health Care. How could this have been prevented?
The Senate Intelligence Committee, by a 12 to 3 vote, has approved the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014, which its sponsors say would encourage the federal government and private sector to voluntarily share cyberthreat information.
Is having too many stakeholders who care about cyberspace's viability a hindrance to security? That's one way to interpret comments from White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel as he addresses the challenges of governing the Internet.
Bob Russo, long-time general manager of the PCI Council, will retire at the end of the year. Stephen Orfei, his replacement, will take the helm in September. Security experts analyze the potential impact of the change.
Characterizing the state of employment among American information security practitioners, executive recruiter Joyce Brocaglia says, "We are experiencing negative unemployment in the field of information security."
Oracle has stopped supporting XP, but promises the next update for Java 7 -- though not Java 8 -- will still run on XP. But for how long will this continue? Security experts chart XP's "downward spiral."
Leading this week's industry news roundup, Easy Solutions partners with Q2 to provide virtual banking solutions, while Lockheed Martin releases a new version of the Industrial Defender Automation Systems Manager.
What is the consumer impact of big data breaches such as Target's and P.F. Chang's? Victims blame the breached entities, and they want government action, says Al Pascual of Javelin Strategy & Research.
Healthcare organizations remain largely unaware of how the Heartbleed bug affects their sector, thinking that only websites and servers can be infected, when medical devices are still vulnerable as well, says Codenomicon's Mike Ahmadi.