If enacted,the bill that's heading to the House floor would require increased coordination and prioritization of federal cybersecurity R&D activities and the development of cybersecurity technical standards. It also would strengthen cybersecurity education and talent development and promote industry partnership...
The U.S. government wants to move many services online, but the inability to authenticate customers and develop Trusted Identities has kept agencies from making the transition. This is a problem that could soon be resolved, says Mike Ozburn, principal of Booz Allen Hamilton.
"These are projects that were already...
As a report of one of the worst digital assaults against the Pentagon surfaces, Deputy Secretary William Lynn III unveils a new Defense Department cyberspace strategy in which the Pentagon will more actively defend military and defense industry systems and networks.
Now that the FFIEC's updated online authentication guidance is out, banking institutions need to move forward in preparation for 2012 compliance, says Julie McNelley, banking fraud analyst for Aite Group.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights entered into a resolution agreement with the University of California at Los Angeles Health System to settle violations of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules.
The Fed's ruling on interchange cuts mandated by the Durbin Amendment will aid fraud prevention and could accelerate a move to chip-based payments, says Randy Vanderhoof, director of the Smart Card Alliance.
"Overall, this draft is not balanced," Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., said at a hearing on the measure "It gives businesses too many protections and consumers not enough. It preempts strong state laws and replaces them with a weak federal one."
Senate Sergeant at Arms confirms the attack occurred over the weekend and has ordered a review of all Senate computer sites. Hackers' cryptic message suggests they don't like military's intent to use force to combat cyberattacks.
A new federal suit against Michaels claims the crafts retailer, hit by a POS skimming scheme in May, took too long to notify customers after it learned of the breach that affected stores in 20 U.S. states.
David Navetta, an attorney who specializes in IT security and privacy, says the magistrate's recommendation, if accepted by the judge, could set an interesting legal precedent about the security banks are expected to provide for commercial customers.
It's clear that major data breaches have become not just a topic of mainstream news, but they're occurring with such frequency and potential devastation that they're almost deserving of a 24-hour news desk.