Information Security Laws Investigations and Ethics
- July 31, 2015
Major IT companies like Black Hat and Google spoke out against the proposed Wassenaar Arrangement rules for cybersecurity software, and those protests have caused the U.S. Dept. of Commerce to commit to drafting new rules.
- July 30, 2015
Swiss research group modzero disclosed a vulnerability that enabled remote attacks on Xceedium's Xsuite privileged access manager.
- July 10, 2015
The Homeland Security head wants federal laws requiring data breach reporting and information sharing, but one expert warns that government officials need better understanding of infosec technology before creating such laws.
- June 26, 2015
New roundup: Sometimes the least of threats -- such as click fraud -- can end up being the bigger issues -- like ransomware. Plus: U.S. Navy won't let go of XP; U.S./China cyber code of conduct; and more!
- June 03, 2015
Security expert Bruce Schneier says his new book, Data and Goliath, lays out a compelling case against government mass surveillance.
- May 28, 2015
With Section 215 of the Patriot Act meeting its demise on June 1, President Obama calls for the Senate to get busy.
- May 13, 2015
A security ethics survey conducted at the 2015 RSA Conference indicates that infosec professionals may be wary of media attention in breach and vulnerability reporting.
- 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.
- March 06, 2015
News roundup: Bug bounty programs can offer big rewards to researchers, unless Adobe is handing out the prizes. Plus: Signal 2.0 encryption app; app cloning risk increasing; Angler adopts 'domain shadowing' capability.
- February 06, 2015
News roundup: With the proposed 2016 federal budget and push for a national data breach law, Washington may finally care about cybersecurity. Plus: Coviello to retire; Flash patched again; Sony Pictures breached by Russians and loses its co-chair.
- December 12, 2014
News roundup: Amid a devastating breach incident Sony Pictures is fighting back, raising legal and ethical questions. Plus: A big week in security acquisitions; Comcast sued over open Wi-Fi; and Yahoo announces vulnerability disclosure policy.
- October 31, 2014
News roundup: Verizon gave its mobile users an early Halloween trick: a cookie that cannot be erased, despite a number of privacy concerns. Also: compromising an air-gapped computer over the air; an alleged government-funded hack against a CBS ...
- October 10, 2014
News roundup: Colleges across the country are offering courses in offensive hacking, but are they ethical? Plus: Why the first 'online murder' may happen in 2014; Palo Alto and NSS Labs make up; numerous Android security issues surface.
- September 12, 2014
News roundup: City-sponsored situational awareness software use at a music festival illustrates the importance of enterprise surveillance strategy evaluation. Plus: Apache Tomcat upgrade; OpenSSL security policy; and call center security concerns.
- July 10, 2014
News roundup: Facebook's manipulation of users' news feeds has reignited the data privacy debate regarding how enterprises should manage user data.