Speculation surrounding the cause of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 hasn't included the possibility of a cyber-attack. But one cybersecurity expert contends hacking an airliner is feasible.
In a preliminary step toward enactment of a new EU data protection law, the European Parliament on March 12 approved a draft proposal for a comprehensive overhaul of the EU's 1995 data protection directive.
Disclosing that it fulfilled only 11 percent of the requests for customer information from U.S. law enforcement agencies during the second half of 2013, Microsoft reiterates its call for an international framework that protects customers' rights.
An address by FBI Director James Comey at the RSA security conference seems to equate civil liberties and privacy. But when he offers an example of balancing Americans' rights with cybersecurity, he mainly refers to the civil liberties, not privacy.
Simple credentials, such as passwords, are a hacker's best friend, says Phillip Dunkelberger of Nok Nok Labs, a founding member of the FIDO Alliance. That's why the alliance is working to reduce reliance on passwords by enabling advanced authentication.
Editor's Note: Excerpts of this interview appear in ISMG's Security Agenda magazine, distributed at RSA Conference 2014.
Privacy should be built into the design of all healthcare information technology and related processes, says Michelle Dennedy, who's writing a book on the concept of "privacy by design."
A government watchdog plans a variety of activities to scrutinize the data security practices of healthcare providers, including hospitals' security controls over medical devices. It also will take a close look at the HealthCare.gov website.
Here's a sampling of the many sessions at RSA 2014 that will provide timely insights for security specialists in the government sector on such topics as vetting foreign technologies and implementing the new cybersecurity framework.
The breach at Target stores that may have affected as many as 40 million credit and debit card account holders is a watershed moment that could greatly raise awareness of cybersecurity risks, says privacy attorney David Navetta.
In the quest to prevent data breaches, healthcare providers should take advantage of the free privacy and security resources available from federal regulators. Find out about the most popular guides offered.
With information freely available about anyone on the Internet, ISACA's Robert Stroud says security professionals need to better monitor and control how personal information is being accessed and used.