Organizations looking to build a better breach response strategy need to emphasize the basics, including ensuring they have a well-qualified response team in place, security experts, including attorney Ron Raether, advise.
In the wake of large-scale breaches against retailers, including Target, the Retail Industry Leaders Association has launched an information sharing center in an effort to strengthen defenses against cyber-attacks.
Internet users in the European Union can ask Google and other search engines to remove certain sensitive information from Internet search results, Europe's highest court ruled on May 13. ENISA praised the "landmark decision" on privacy.
As the HHS Office for Civil Rights ramps up HIPAA enforcement activities, a key leader of the agency's HIPAA initiatives has retired, and the director of the agency may soon be leaving as well. Find out the very latest details.
A judge has dismissed most of the claims in a consolidated class action lawsuit stemming from the 2011 data breach involving SAIC and the military health program TRICARE, which affected 4.9 million individuals.
Community banking leaders should be preparing for more stringent oversight of cybersecurity awareness and initiatives in their upcoming FFIEC assessments, according to industry experts, including Doug Johnson of the American Bankers Association.
To address new features and new threats, the National Institute of Standards and Technology has revised its guidance for transport layer protocol. Learn about the recommendations for protecting data during transmission.
URL shortening service Bitly is reporting a data breach that has compromised account credentials, including encrypted passwords, API keys and OAuth tokens. Find out the mitigation steps the company recommends.
Snapchat has agreed to an FTC settlement over security and privacy misrepresentations. The settlement follows an investigation of a breach that compromised the usernames and phone numbers of as many as 4.6 million users.
The chairman of a House committee has requested that the GAO conduct "end-to-end testing" of the HealthCare.gov website for Obamacare, greatly expanding GAO's security review plans. But federal officials say extensive testing of the site is ongoing.
Card breaches at retailers such as Target and Neiman Marcus will likely be catalysts for improved cyberthreat intelligence and information sharing across the banking and retail sectors, says Mike Braatz of ACI.
Police have withdrawn their allegation that a man arrested for fraud in Georgetown, Texas, also may have been involved in the Target Corp. data breach last December that impacted millions of customers.
Leading this week's industry news roundup, FireEye has announced plans to acquire nPulse Technologies, which offers a network forensics solution, while CA Technologies joins the FIDO Alliance, which is developing authentication standards.
Federal regulators have issued a $4.8 million sanction, the largest HIPAA settlement to date, against two partnering New York healthcare organizations following a breach affecting just 6,800 individuals. Learn the details behind the tough penalty.