Sen. Susan Collins, who, like President Obama, backs the Cybersecurity Act, cautions the president against issuing an executive order to protect the nation's critical IT, saying it would send an signal that congressional action isn't urgently needed.
To address the security and privacy challenges magnified by the velocity, volume and variety of big data, the Cloud Security Alliance has formed a big data working group. What are the group's objectives?
A former emergency department employee of Florida Hospital Celebration allegedly inappropriately accessed more than 760,000 patient records to find traffic accident victims. Find out the details about his arrest.
At St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital in Mississippi, a proactive breach prevention strategy has dramatically reduced privacy violations involving nosy healthcare workers inappropriately accessing medical records.
Google will pay $22.5 million to settle FTC charges that it misrepresented its privacy promises to Apple Safari users. The fine is the largest penalty the FTC has ever obtained for violation of one of its orders.
LinkedIn's failure to comply with long standing industry standard encryption protocols jeopardized its users' PII, and diminished the value of the services, the class action federal lawsuit filed in northern California says.
FTC settlement agreements in two cases involving data exposed on peer-to-peer networks offer a reminder of the risks involved in using the networks. Social Security numbers, healthcare information and other personal details were exposed.
If you'd like to avoid being subjected to a federally mandated biennial data security audit for the next 20 years, you might want to make sure no one in your organization is using peer-to-peer networks.
The online dating website eHarmony has warned a "small fraction" of its users of a June 6 breach that likely exposed hashed passwords. Whether the incident is related to a LinkedIn breach has not been confirmed.