A GOP report offers a scathing assessment of technical and management issues - including security practices - that contributed to the troubled launch of HealthCare.gov. Meanwhile, HHS announces new management positions for the Obamacare project.
A DDoS attack and subsequent data breach that led to the shuttering of source code hosting firm Code Spaces offers an eye-opening reminder to be aware of attacks used as a diversionary tactic to draw attention away from devastating hacking.
A handful of cybersecurity bills could come up for votes next week in Senate committees. But will the entire Senate get to vote on the measures? No major cybersecurity bill has passed the Senate since 2002.
In another twist in the ongoing dispute between the FTC and LabMD, a House Committee is investigating the relationship between the commission and a security vendor that is at the center of a data security case against the medical testing lab.
A privacy activist's case against Facebook for allegedly sharing Europeans' personal data with the NSA in violation of EU data protection rules has been referred to the European Court of Justice for review.
A report from the Rand Corp. says the dearth of cybersecurity professionals puts the U.S. at risk, but the situation should improve. The NSA, however, is successfully attracting IT security specialists.
The U.K. government's legal justification for spying en masse on British residents' online communications - Google searches, Facebook posts, Webmail - is questioned by privacy and Internet law experts as part of a case triggered by Edward Snowden's leaks.
While P.F. Chang's China Bistro has warned customers that their card information may have been compromised in a data breach, several fraud experts say they have yet to see a related increase in fraud. Learn the latest developments.
Healthcare entities should not write business associate agreements with provisions that go beyond HIPAA privacy and security regulations, says attorney Gerry Hinkley, who discusses HIPAA Omnibus Rule compliance issues.
A new study shows the accuracy of facial recognition algorithms has markedly improved over the past three years, though one of the report's authors suggests they're not at the level to be a highly reliable form of authentication.