An amended version of the 21st Century Cure bill has passed its first Congressional hurdle without revisions to provisions that would significantly change the HIPAA Privacy Rule. The bill also would set penalties for blocking information sharing.
Former RSA Chairman Art Coviello has re-emerged as a partner with venture capital firm Rally Ventures. What's it like to transition from creating new security solutions to discovering and nurturing them?
The FBI is offering a big-stakes reward for an alleged criminal who ranks at the top of its "cyber most wanted" list. But one cybercrime expert asks: "Would you cross the Russian mafia or some organized crime gang for $3 million?"
The FTC will not call a witness to refute damaging testimony by a former employee of Tiversa, the firm at the center of the FTC's security case against medical testing company LabMD. The case could proceed to closing arguments in the coming weeks.
Fraudsters have been hacking into and draining Starbucks accounts, customers report. Security experts say attackers appear to be guessing weak account passwords, then using funds to fill up gift cards destined for the black market.
Ed Felten, the new federal deputy chief technology officer, hasn't been shy about criticizing the federal government, whether it's about the NSA undermining encryption standards or the FBI not being entirely transparent on malware warnings.
President Obama is strongly urging the House and Senate to pass the USA Freedom Act, a bipartisan bill that would ban the National Security Agency's bulk collection of metadata on American citizens' telephone calls.
Much of today's crime is "cyber-enabled," warns cybercrime expert Raj Samani, and successfully blocking such attacks increasingly demands not just better technology and public-private collaboration, but also an understanding of psychology.
Automating the process of excising personally identifiable information when sharing data is a challenge that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency hopes to overcome. DARPA will spend up to $60 million to fund projects to address the problem.
Some privacy experts are concerned that a proposed "21st Century Cures" bill would weaken HIPAA privacy protections for patient data. The measure is designed to help speed up the development of new drugs and treatments.
Legal experts say the majority of class-action lawsuits filed in response to data breaches fail, and that's unlikely to change unless lawmakers or the courts rethink notions of "injury" and "harm" to encompass more than just fraud.