Data Privacy and Protection
- November 20, 2015
News roundup: Rights groups join critics of Safe Harbor framework update, OPM breach testimony pushback, FBI hiring part of cybersecurity issue for Justice Department. Plus: recycled malware, Microsoft's security push.
- October 16, 2015
News roundup: FBI issues a public service announcement about EMV chip-and-signature cards. Plus: bumper crop of OS X malware in 2015; phishing sites with authenticated certificates and more.
- October 16, 2015
The Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, if made a federal law, would create a uniform set of privacy requirements. Here's a look at the potential benefits.
- October 09, 2015
News roundup: The EU Court has invalidated the Safe Harbor agreement, leaving companies scrambling to deal with overseas data transfers securely. Plus: SHA-1 collision attack; NIST email security initiatives; worry over cyberthreats.
- October 02, 2015
News roundup: Despite a low adoption rate going into the liability shift, many in the industry are optimistic about the future of EMV use. Plus: TrueCrypt flaws; AWS crypto keys stolen; women in infosec.
- October 01, 2015
The Oct. 1, 2015 deadline for EMV liability has arrived, though merchants and retailers alike aren't ready for the change.
- September 25, 2015
News roundup: More fingerprint records were stolen during the OPM breach than originally reported. Plus: the $1 million iOS bounty; DHS CISO calls for harsher phishing policies; Safe Harbor in hot water.
- July 31, 2015
Major IT companies, such as Black Hat and Google, spoke out against the proposed Wassenaar Arrangement rules for cybersecurity software. And those protests caused the U.S. Department of Commerce to commit to drafting new rules.
- July 23, 2015
The National Guard reported an accidental data exposure affecting thousands of former and current employees was not related to the OPM breach.
- July 20, 2015
The Wassenaar Arrangement is a multilateral export control association aimed at controlling a wide range of goods, including intrusion software. However, Black Hat and Google believe the proposed rules will have a negative impact on security.
- June 23, 2015
With the recent OPM breach raising questions about the security of federal data within the government, NIST has issued new guidelines in order to secure data stored by federal contractors outside government facilities.
- June 05, 2015
News roundup: New settings and options to boost user privacy and security are emerging on major websites, but is it enough?
- March 20, 2015
News roundup: Researchers at the 2015 Pwn2Own exploited every major Web browser, casting doubt on browser security once again. Plus: high-severity OpenSSL update; IE being phased-out in Windows 10; Americans dodging online surveillance.
- March 18, 2015
The Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights proposed by the Obama administration is a good first step, according to experts, and may simplify privacy compliance for enterprises currently dealing with many different state laws.
- October 17, 2014
News roundup: New research shows a dramatic increase in the cost of cybercrime and data breach remediation. Plus: Security as a service popularity surges, Snowden journalist touts the importance of free security software, and more.