Three years ago, trust on the Internet - or the lack thereof - focused, in part, on the faceless hacking groups such as Anonymous and LulzSec. Today, we have a face for this lack of trust, and it looks a lot like Uncle Sam and a Chinese Red Army cybersoldier.
In the wake of recent high-profile retail breaches, the PCI Security Standards Council is supporting a move toward chip card technology that conforms to the Europay, MasterCard, Visa Standard, says General Manager Bob Russo.
Tech companies continue to respond to the Heartbleed vulnerability by issuing alerts and patches to mitigate potential data compromises. Learn the latest advice from Trend Micro and ICSA Labs, plus updates from Rackspace, Akamai and Bitcoin.
Thorough documentation will be more important in the next round of HIPAA compliance audits slated to begin this fall because most will not involve onsite examinations, says privacy attorney Adam Greene.
President Obama has reportedly decided that the government shouldn't exploit encryption flaws, such as Heartbleed, in most instances unless there's "a clear national security or law enforcement need." But how should that need be determined?
Malcolm Harkins has a unique role. He oversees both security and privacy for global technology vendor Intel. What tips does he offer individuals who seek to build careers in either discipline - or both?
The HHS Office for Civil Rights will resume its HIPAA compliance audit program this fall with a limited number of narrowly focused "desk audits," plus comprehensive on-site audits "as resources allow."
Media reports indicate HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning from her post. The news follows months of scrutiny over the HealthCare.gov site launch, which experienced disruptions and gaps in security.
As news of the Heartbleed bug continues to spread, government agencies in the U.S. and Canada are issuing statements on the vulnerability. Find out the latest on this threat and what thought-leaders are saying.
Advanced threats are like the weather. Everyone talks about them, but few have a solid defense plan - or even a solid understanding of the threat landscape. Mike Nichols of General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions offers insight.