Blue Coat CTO Dr. Hugh Thompson speaks about the future of security, the constants that need attention, and lessons to be learned from the U.S. when it comes to writing meaningful breach notification laws.
A recent appellate court ruling upholding dismissal of two lawsuits against Advocate Health and Hospitals Corp. filed in the wake of a 2013 breach is yet another reminder of the challenges plaintiffs face when solid evidence of harm stemming from breaches is lacking.
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has been hit with yet another lawsuit focusing on the massive breach that exposed background-check information for 21.5 million individuals. But this time, the plaintiff is a judge.
The outrage directed at Oracle Corp.'s security chief after a recent blog post in which she scolded third parties who scan the company's software looking for security flaws had a familiar ring: Do medical device makers have a similar cybersecurity attitude?
Security is a busy sector: Symantec jettisoned Veritas, Zscaler became a "unicorn" after its most recent funding round, and we have other M&A news from Cisco, Fidelity National Information Services and Proofpoint.
Did Massachusetts' first registered medical marijuana dispensary break federal or state privacy regulations by accidentally sharing patients' email addresses? Experts explain that ... well, the answer is a little hazy.
Thou shalt not reverse engineer Oracle's products. That was the stunning diktat issued by Oracle CSO Mary Ann Davidson in a blog post that some are reading as a declaration of war against the security research community.
Instead of hacking into trading platforms, prosecutors say a gang stole confidential press releases, enabling traders to illegally earn $100 million. Security experts say it's time to review the "information supply chain."
The U.S. Department of Justice has announced charges against nine people suspected of running an international insider-trading and hacking scheme predicated on stealing confidential press releases before publication.
A new report says the Department of Health and Human Services has several security weaknesses that may have contributed to five recent data breaches. But are other healthcare entities guilty of the same mistakes?
Neiman Marcus has asked a federal court to reconsider its decision to allow a consumer class-action suit to go to trial. If the retailer fails, legal experts say, it could mean a costly setback for breached entities.
Medical billing company Intermedix, part of Advanced Data Processing, faces a lawsuit in the wake of a breach that resulted in a prison sentence for a former employee who pleaded guilty in a tax fraud case. Find out more about this unusual suit targeting a business associate.
Privacy advocates in the Senate will get their chance to introduce amendments to the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act. But a deal struck by Senate leaders means they must wait till after Labor Day as lawmakers head home for their August holiday.
The Black Hat conference features presentations that have already led to very public warnings about remotely hackable flaws in everything from Jeep Cherokees and Linux-powered rifles to Android mobile devices and Mac OS X.