NIST proposes the establishment of an independent identity ecosystem steering group, led by the private sector but working with the federal government, to help create an environment to assure the security of online transactions.
Verisign Inc. may have followed the letter of the law when revealing a series of breaches in an SEC filing. But the company that assures the flow of a hefty portion of Internet traffic should have been more forthright to ease the minds of its various constituencies.
Much more work needs to be done to build public trust in efforts to protect the privacy and security of electronic health records and the exchange of health information, according to a new report from The Bipartisan Policy Center.
"These changes might not otherwise be troubling but for one significant change to your terms of service: Google will not permit users to opt out," the leaders of a House panel say in a letter to Google CEO Larry Page.
Bringing Your Own Device raises jitters among employers, who worry about exposing or losing sensitive data, and employees, who fret about their bosses spying on them. Despite these anxieties, the trend will continue because that's what people want.