Investigations and lawsuits are piling up for breached retailers Target Corp. and Neiman Marcus. Meanwhile, card-issuing banks say fraud patterns may reveal additional breaches at other well-known brands.
A bill that backers say would fortify the IT security of the nation's critical infrastructure and government by codifying, strengthening and providing oversight of the mission of the DHS has cleared its first hurdle.
Because of increasing cyber-attacks against government agencies, the inspector general says it's crucial for the State Department to address the continuing weaknesses in its information security program.
The Kentucky legislation, if enacted, would require victimized state agencies to notify individuals whose personal data were exposed within 35 days of the completion of the investigation into a breach.
Undeterred, two senators will try again to get their colleagues to enact legislation that they contend would better safeguard sensitive information and notify consumers of a data breach when personally identifiable information is exposed.
First Target, then Neiman Marcus; who's next? And while banking institutions await the next attack, how should they respond to customers' anxious questions about this latest round of high-profile retail data breaches?
Target Corp. is providing $5 million to help fund an effort to educate consumers about the risks of cybercrime. Meanwhile, a group of House Democrats had called for a hearing about the retailer's breach, while two senators have demanded details.
While news of the NSA's data collection caught many off guard, it's just another example of the U.S. culture of surveillance, says sociologist William Staples, author of the book "Everyday Surveillance."
Target Corp.'s revelation that personal information about up to 70 million customers was breached in a recent malware attack raises new questions about Target's security practices and risks to consumers.