Facebook has set aside $3 billion from its first quarter profit to pay for what is likely to be a record-breaking fine from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. But will mega-fines lead to the reform of tech giants' questionable privacy and security practices?
The director of Britain's GCHQ intelligence agency said at this week's CyberUK conference that declassifying and putting "time-critical, secret information" for stopping online threats into the public's hands "in a matter of seconds" is an imperative.
Google is facing questions from Congress about Sensorvault, its database that stores the geolocation data of millions of Android users, which has sometimes been shared with police as part of criminal investigations.
For the first time, members of the secretive "Five Eyes" intelligence-sharing group will make a joint public appearance to discuss how they collaborate, sharing a stage in Glasgow, Scotland, during the CyberUK conference. The Five Eyes alliance comprises Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the U.K. and U.S.
Organizations face a variety of security challenges as they attempt to secure their environments from the ever-changing threat landscape. As they look to gain more insight from their security devices, while gaining improved speed to detect and respond, managed detection and response is becoming a go-to solution.
Healthcare stakeholders and security and privacy experts are sizing up the second draft of the government's Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, the latest in a decades-long series of attempts to pave the way for secure national exchange of health information to improve patient outcomes.
Two organizations that provide treatment to patients with substance addictions have recently reported breaches of sensitive information. Compliance experts say that many organizations that provide such treatment must comply with HIPAA as well other stricter privacy requirements, which creates challenges.
Known for targeting banks and ATMs in Russia and other Eastern European countries, the "Silence" gang apparently is now expanding into other regions, using a combination of custom malicious tools and "living-off-the-land" techniques, researchers report.
Facebook has fixed a security vulnerability in its digital marketplace that could have been abused to identify the precise location of a seller, and by extension, their goods. Police warn that thieves regularly trawl location data to find the owners and locations of high-value items.
Washington State University has agreed to pay more than $4.7 million to settle a lawsuit stemming from the theft of a portable hard disk drive from a self-storage unit. The drive contained information - much of it unencrypted - on more than 1 million individuals.
"Move fast and break things," Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg once said of his company's internal motto. But regulators have been increasingly signaling to Facebook that when it comes to users' privacy and data security, too much remains broken.