Senate supporters of the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 failed to gain the 60 votes necessary to bring the measure up for a vote, a significant setback for those seeking enactment of a comprehensive cybersecurity law this year. The vote was 52 to 46.
"County governments are increasingly becoming a target for hackers and viral attack that could shut down our airports, water systems, electrical grids and courthouses," says National Association of Counties President Chris Rogers.
Two men have been sentenced for defrauding accountholders whose debit cards were compromised in the Michaels point-of-sale breach that hit stores in 20 states. What was their role in an elaborate fraud scheme affecting nearly 100,000 accounts?
After a breach, some organizations meet the minimum requirements for notification and then hope for the best. The Utah Department of Health is taking a very different approach that's worthy of imitation.
Today's malware threats are designed to quietly and slowly spread to other hosts, gathering information over extended periods of time that leads to exfiltration of sensitive data and creates havoc. Here's what NIST says organizations should do.