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.
Police in Beaverton, Ore., have asked for the public's help to identify four suspects who were caught on camera using fake payment cards allegedly created from details skimmed by fraudsters at area Michaels stores.
The California Supreme Court has ruled that a key provision of a tough state medical privacy law is not preempted by federal regulations. The evolving case, which eventually could wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court or grow into a class action case at the state level, is worth watching.
"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.