A Senate committee has approved legislation to reform the 12-year-old law that governs federal information security, plus two other cybersecurity-related bills. The full Senate will now consider the measures.
The Obama administration has reached a deal with EU representatives, pending Congressional approval, to give EU citizens the right to file lawsuits, in certain circumstances, if the U.S. has violated their privacy rights.
Under assault by advanced threats, organizations must change their approach, says Damballa's Stephen Newman. Detection is out; response is in. How do organizations deal with 'a constant state of infection?'
As Keith Alexander tells it, when he led the National Security Agency, he didn't exist. Alexander discovered that 'fact' after he retired on May 21 as director of the NSA and commander of the Cyber Command and began shopping to buy a new home.
Thefts of iPhones in New York, San Francisco and London declined after Apple added a remote-disabling feature. Now Google and Microsoft have promised to offer the feature in their mobile operating systems.
Joining the FBI and New York City police as a member of the newly formed financial cybercrimes task force is the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. A regional transit company battling financial cybercrime? Makes sense when you look at its network.
Two months after the OpenSSL flaw known as Heartbleed was discovered, remediation efforts have slowed. But several security experts laud businesses' rapid response to the threat, noting that they've installed related fixes more quickly than usual.
If the NSA's meddling in NIST cryptography standards soiled the reputation of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, an amendment approved by the House of Representatives could help restore it.
Banking institutions must improve how they analyze cyber-threat intelligence. But without better tools, security leaders can't adequately anticipate new attacks, says Greg Garcia, the new executive director of the FSSCC.