A federal judge has denied Target's motion to dismiss a consolidated class action lawsuit filed on behalf of consumers affected by the retailer's December 2013 data breach. The move follows a similar ruling regarding a class action lawsuit involving banks.
North Korea not only denies the Obama administration's allegations that it hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment, but promises "grave consequences" if the U.S. fails to agree to a joint probe of the breach.
The five biggest 2014 health data breaches listed on the federal tally so far demonstrate that security incidents are stemming from a variety of causes, from hacker attacks to missteps by business associates.
When you're thinking about securing your data assets and web site, how do you really know the value of what you're protecting? Akamai's Terrence O'Connor shares how to determine the cost of a data breach.
The Sony Pictures Entertainment hack, and the company's decision to yank the release of a film in the wake of hackers' threats, has provoked intense reactions. Read the comments and join the conversation.
Leading this week's industry news roundup, Trend Micro and Hewlett Packard collaborate to help fight advanced targeted threats and custom malware, while First Data and VeriFone partner to expedite EMV compliance.
The White House says that it's treating the hack attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment as a "national security matter." But it says it's too early in its investigation to definitively attribute the attacks to any particular group or nation.
The fiscal 2015 federal budget provides two agencies responsible for health information security and privacy activities with flat funding. Find out what plans are on hold, and why Congress wants greater scrutiny of EHR system interoperability.
Without ceremony, President Obama has signed five cybersecurity-related bills, including legislation to update the Federal Information Security Management Act, the law that governs federal government IT security.
Many security experts say Sony Pictures Entertainment's decision to cancel the release of the film "The Interview" following a "terror" threat made by hackers against movie theaters and theatergoers sets a dangerous precedent.
Don't take at face value the report that the U.S. government believes that North Korea hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment, numerous information security experts say, warning that hacktivists, insiders or other nations could be the culprits.
Seeking to boost participation by federal agencies and cloud-service providers in the security vetting program known as FedRAMP, the General Services Administration has issued a two-year roadmap aimed at improving and enhancing the initiative.