The Department of Homeland Security's inspector general is protesting redactions made by the Transportation Security Administration to a security audit of DHS information systems at New York's JFK airport.
Nearly a year after issuing a first draft, NIST has released a substantially revised proposal for changing the way it develops cryptographic standards. The effort was launched after the NSA was accused of tampering with a NIST cryptographic algorithm.
As a result of President Obama's "Buy Secure" initiative, the federal government this month is kicking off its chip-and-PIN rollout. Fraud experts now debate what impact the move will have on banks' EMV chip-card strategies.
If 2014 was a harbinger of things to come, 2015 will be a banner year for IT security employment. Government statistics show that employment in one segment of the IT security workforce - information security analysts - soared by 42 percent in 2014.
Adobe confirms that a zero-day flaw exists in its Flash browser plug-in and promises to soon release Windows, Mac and Linux fixes for affected versions of Flash Player. The vulnerability is reportedly already being targeted by in-the-wild attacks.
The OpenSSL Heartbleed bug hasn't died, with recent scans still finding 250,000 Internet-connected systems that remain vulnerable. Security experts recommend enterprises expand their patching efforts to find devices with embedded firmware that contain the flaw.
In the ongoing fight against Medicare fraud, federal authorities are turning to fingerprint-based criminal background checks for certain healthcare providers and vendors. Find out who is being screened, and why.
Following summertime engineering team layoffs, Microsoft has botched two Windows fixes and failed to issue updates to address three Windows flaws that were spotted by Google, which the search giant revealed publicly 90 days after privately notifying Microsoft.
President Obama urged Congress in his State of the Union address to pass legislation to better meet the evolving cyberthreat, but spent very little of the speech explaining its dangers or detailing his cybersecurity legislative agenda.
In the aftermath of a payment card breach, as fraudsters race to exploit the stolen information, card issuers and affected customers take steps to mitigate risks. Here's a look at the lifecycle of a payment card breach from three perspectives.
Last year, a number of application vulnerabilities led to compromises of many organizations' systems, serving as an important reminder that application security is vital to any breach prevention effort. Here, experts offer four app security tips.
The U.S. likely won't complete its implementation of EMV for many years to come, despite the October 2015 liability shift date for counterfeit card fraud, many forecasters say. And until it's fully deployed, EMV will have little impact on fraud.
Some experts are concerned that the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights isn't taking bold enough action in stepping up its efforts to enforce HIPAA. Learn more about their areas of concern.
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman proposes updating state law to require businesses, including out-of-state firms with New York customers, to implement new safeguards to protect personal consumer data they store.