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.
In response to Congress' request for additional information, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has changed its story about how it found out about a July 2011 breach affecting its Thrift Savings Plan.
What do the proposed Stage 2 rules for the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program have to say about encryption and other security measures? Consumer advocate Deven McGraw provides an analysis.
The FTC proposes that privacy protections be built at every stage in developing online products and consumers be given the option to decide what information is shared about them and with whom through a do-not-track system.