Collecting massive amounts of data on individuals, whether in the government or private sector, has become the norm in our society. It's not quite Orwellian, but it's a situation we might have to learn to live with.
A Department of Homeland Security system used to conduct background checks has been exposing personally identifiable information of employees and contractors since July 2009. DHS says the vulnerability has been fixed.
It isn't just the quantity of cyber-attacks that's staggering; it's the quality. The average hacker now has access to nation-state-level attack capabilities, says James Lyne of Sophos. How can organizations defend?
A 143-point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average proves the power of social media and the havoc it can cause when an account gets hacked. It's time for social media companies to tighten the authentication process.
The UK government pledges at Infosecurity Europe to help businesses improve cybersecurity. But it's going to take more than vouchers and training to address Europe's top threats to security and privacy.
To meet Obama administration concerns, the House sponsors of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act amended the bill. But a White House spokesman says those changes didn't go far enough to protect citizens' privacy and civil liberties.
In the aftermath of a massive health data breach last year and a smaller incident this year, the state of Utah is taking a number of steps, including creating a data security office within the health department.
Mobility and privacy: Increasingly, organizations are forced to take actions on these topics. What are the latest legal and regulatory trends? Attorneys David Navetta and Ronald Raether share insights.
New research says more than 25 percent of consumers hit by a data breach later become victims of identity fraud - especially when payment card information is exposed. Javelin's Al Pascual shares analysis.
The Department of Energy hadn't revealed that the mid-January breach occurred until a memo informing employees and contractors about the hack leaked to the media. The department says no classified information was compromised.