Data Privacy and Protection
- 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.
- April 24, 2014
The security practices in place at healthcare organizations is not up to par with those of other, more mature industries, according to an FBI notice.
- March 31, 2014
- March 26, 2014
The Affordable Care Act introduced a number of infosec issues, but an expert at SecureWorld Boston 2014 said the right mitigations can ease concerns.
- March 05, 2014
Attorney Marcia Hofmann says without new data privacy laws, the FBI can strong-arm providers into handing over customers' sensitive data.
- January 31, 2014
An attorney says the rumored suspension of Safe Harbor is unlikely, but either way, data privacy compliance will get harder for U.S. companies.
- November 06, 2013
As reported HealthCare.gov security issues continue to accrue, one expert claims the website security concerns have been "overblown."
- August 01, 2013
A decade after becoming law, the ripple effects of California's SB 1386 have surfaced in a new breed of proactive, granular state data privacy laws.