Information Security Laws Investigations and Ethics
- September 23, 2016
A new FBI ransomware alert urges victims to report incidents to federal law enforcement, gives defense tips and urges victims to avoid paying a ransom, if possible.
- September 15, 2016
A new ruling in a Texas court declared law enforcement hacking to be search in the definition of the Fourth Amendment, but experts say further clarification is needed.
- September 13, 2016
Revisions to the Burr-Feinstein Compliance with Court Orders Act are allegedly circulating, but there are questions about how close the bill is to being resurrected.
- September 09, 2016
A House committee investigation into the OPM breach said leadership failed to implement the recommended security improvements that could have prevented the attack and data loss.
- September 02, 2016
Romanian hacker Guccifer, made famous for exposing the misuse of Hillary Clinton's personal email servers, was sentenced to 52 months in prison for unrelated crimes.
- August 19, 2016
Mystery continues to surround the Shadow Brokers' release of Equation Group vulnerability exploits and hacking tools, as vendors scramble to patch zero days.
- July 15, 2016
The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework takes effect, replacing Safe Harbor for transatlantic data flows; U.S. beefs up Cyber Command.
- July 07, 2016
As the new General Data Protection Regulation privacy regulation looms, many firms face new rules and challenges to protect the privacy of EU citizens, regardless of location.
- June 24, 2016
U.S. Senate fails to pass National Security Letter regulation to enhance warrantless FBI surveillance access to metadata, including email headers and browser history.
- June 22, 2016
EFF and privacy activists oppose Rule 41 changes, while the Department of Justice claims the changes do not alter 'traditional protections' under the Fourth Amendment.
- June 17, 2016
GAO report blasts FBI facial recognition programs over privacy and accuracy concerns; FBI systems offer access to over 411 million photos from federal and state sources.
- June 09, 2016
Speaking at the Cloud Identity Summit, Gen. David H. Petraeus blasted the FBI's recent efforts to compel Apple to break the company's own encryption protection.
- May 27, 2016
US Reps. Poe and Conyers join Sen. Wyden's fight against changes to Rule 41 that would remove limits on government hacking, introduce companion bill to quash changes.
- May 20, 2016
Rule 41 changes face bipartisan opposition in Senate with the Wyden-Paul bill to rein in the expansion of authority to let the government hack unlimited numbers of devices with a single warrant.
- May 12, 2016
A new bill from the Senate asked President Obama for a cyber act-of-war definition in order to enable a proper response following a cyberattack.