President Obama has tapped veteran CIO Tony Scott as the top government IT official whose responsibilities include overseeing agencies' compliance with FISMA, the law that governs federal government IT security.
News that health insurer Anthem Inc. suffered a massive breach after hackers gained access to a corporate database illustrates yet again the healthcare sector's vulnerability. This infographic takes an updated look at the top five health data breaches.
Health insurer Anthem Inc. has suffered a massive data breach after hackers gained access to a corporate database reportedly containing personal information on as many as 80 million of its current and former U.S. customers and employees.
Russian and European malware and spam purveyors have been hijacking Internet routes. Pending a massive infrastructure upgrade, security experts warn that such attacks can be detected, but not easily blocked.
A new report claims that Russian hackers, using spear-phishing attacks, breached the Sony Pictures Entertainment network by November 2014. But it's not clear whether they were responsible for the "G.O.P." attacks attributed by the FBI to North Korea.
The Obama administration has taken new, but modest steps to limit the ability of intelligence agencies to collect data on individuals, but the new policy doesn't end the bulk collection program revealed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
President Obama says his proposed cybersecurity budget is designed to help prevent foreign nations or hackers from shutting down American networks, stealing trade secrets or invading the privacy of American families.
Federal regulators are on the right track in their vision for a draft "roadmap" to remove barriers to nationwide, secure health information exchange, but many more hurdles remain, security and privacy experts say.
Hackers posing as women on Skype tricked Syrian opposition fighters into infecting their systems with malware, which furnished the hackers with "valuable insight into military operations," according to a new report from cybersecurity firm FireEye.
Federal regulators have unveiled a draft roadmap for achieving nationwide secure health data exchange built on interoperable electronic health records systems within the next three years. Learn about the privacy and security components.
Leading this week's industry news roundup, IBM announces Identity Mixer, a cloud-based encryption technology designed to protect personal data online, while Proofpoint releases its Enterprise Protection Suite 8.0.