The Obama administration's initiative to move much of the U.S. federal government's security clearance responsibilities to the Defense Department from the Office of Personnel Management is receiving mixed reviews from security experts and lawmakers.
It's time to start to think about the cybersecurity agenda for the 45th president of the United States, who takes office a year from this week. What's on your list of cybersecurity challenges the next president must tackle?
If federal regulators pull the plug on the HITECH Act's "meaningful use" incentive program for electronic health records, they must devise bold new ways to help ensure that data stored in EHR systems is secure.
The New York Attorney General's settlement with taxi-hailing platform Uber - over alleged customer data privacy violations and a delayed data breach notification - provides a best practice security template for any organization that handles customer data.
In the largest monetary award obtained by the FTC in an enforcement action, LifeLock has agreed to pay $100 million to settle a case that, in part, stemmed from the identity protection company failing to establish and maintain an information security program to protect customers' personally identifiable information.
As it continues to ramp up its cybersecurity enforcement efforts, the FTC could take action next year against consumer wearable device makers if they fail to live up to their promises to protect the privacy of health data and other information, says researcher Stephen Cobb, who also expects scrutiny from the FDA.
Europe looks set to pass sweeping new data protection rules, which would give consumers more control over how their personal information gets used and require organizations to notify authorities whenever they suffer a data breach.
After years of failing to enact cyberthreat information-sharing legislation, Congress is poised to vote on a measure this week that would incentivize businesses to share voluntarily threat data with the federal government and with each other.
A former U.S. State Department employee has pleaded guilty to running a "sextortion" scheme from the U.S. Embassy in London that was designed to compel young women to share sexually explicit photographs, according to the FBI.
President Obama's remarks urging "high-tech and law enforcement leaders to make it harder for terrorists to use technology to escape from justice" are being interpreted by some to mean that government and Silicon Valley should collaborate to create a backdoor to circumvent encryption on devices used by terrorists.
Turns out electronic learning products can be bad for children's privacy - and for their parents too. The VTech breach highlights how, despite repeated warnings, too many manufacturers continue to not take security seriously.
The security of Internet-connected toys is in the limelight after toymaker VTech acknowledged suffering a data breach that affects 5 million accounts and personal information and photographs relating to more than 200,000 children.
The Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection plans to appeal an FTC administrative law judge's initial decision to dismiss the FTC's data security enforcement case against LabMD, a cancer testing laboratory.