"Any bug, beacon or backdoor put into our critical systems could allow for a catastrophic and devastating domino effect of failures throughout our networks," says Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Select Committee on Intelligence.
"Given the gravity of the threats we face in cyberspace, we want to get this right in addition to getting it done swiftly," White House spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden says of a proposed executive order to strengthen critical infrastructure IT.
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Visa's Eduardo Perez says a new end-to-end encryption service expected to launch in early 2013 will improve card security at the merchant level. What makes this new service superior? Perez offers details.
Banking institutions can expect more cyberattacks, including threats from nation-states, as the U.S. elections draw near. So they must take adequate security steps - and clearly explain them to their customers.
A recent appellate court ruling might pave the way for the first U.S. class action lawsuit involving a health data breach to move forward to trial. Find out the details of this potentially groundbreaking case.
The continuing loss of data to China suggests that the federal government should carefully assess the cybersecurity implications associated with the expansion of Chinese cloud and mobile providers in the U.S.