At a hearing held the day before the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, representatives of the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security joined two senators in stressing the need to ramp up efforts to repel emerging cyberthreats.
Once the now-delayed HIPAA compliance audits resume, federal regulators will be conducting more on-site audits and fewer remote desk audits of covered entities and business associates than originally planned.
Congress isn't ignoring cybersecurity as lawmakers return to Washington this week. But it's unlikely the House or Senate will vote on any significant cybersecurity legislation before they adjourn later this month in advance of the election.
Apple's advice to always use strong passwords and two-factor authentication ignores that image hackers are bypassing those controls - and celebrities aren't the only victims. Here's what needs to change.
Home Depot has already been hit with a class action lawsuit stemming from a suspected data breach. While one legal expert portrays the lawsuit as premature, another says the filing was made because it's highly likely the breach will be confirmed.
A Twitter chat featuring Gartner's Avivah Litan offered a lively discussion of numerous fraud-related issues, including card breaches, weak authentication and the need for mobile scrutiny. We'll host more chats soon.
Initial reports suggested that Russian hackers could behind an attack against JPMorgan Chase, and perhaps other U.S. banks. While it's still far from clear who the culprits are, experts discuss the potential hacking motivations of a nation-state.
The PCI Security Standards Council has issued an alert offering insights for mitigating the threat of "Backoff" POS malware, which has hit 1,000 U.S. businesses. Plus, the council is providing updated guidance for maintaining PCI-DSS compliance.
Canada is considering adopting tougher data security and cybercrime legislation that could serve as a model for other nations, says Claudiu Popa, an information security expert who'll be a panelist at the Fraud Summit Toronto.
The social network LinkedIn has agreed to settle a consolidated class action lawsuit stemming from a June 2012 data breach that compromised 6.5 million hashed passwords. Find out the financial details of the settlement.
White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel is under fire for perceived 'bragging' about his lack of technical expertise. But was Daniel, in fact, bragging? And is he off base in saying his job doesn't require deep technical experience?