Sen. Robert Menendez says regulators should have the power to compel banks to toughen IT security and offer timely customer notification of a breach. But if they don't, the Banking Committee member says in an interview, they should come to Congress to get that authority.
The arrest followed an investigation into network intrusions and distributed denial of service attacks against a number of international business and intelligence agencies by what is believed to be the same hacking group.
To access a central data repository in the cloud, participants in a Chicago health information exchange now in development will use a virtual private network where all data traffic is encrypted, says Terri Jacobsen, director of the project.
Northrop Grumman Cybersecurity Research Consortium's Robert Brammer says IT security researchers should think like Wayne Gretzky, the National Hockey League hall of famer: Skate to where the puck will be.
The video gaming company Sega says it brought down its online Sega Pass gaming because of unauthorized entry of its database, in which hackers obtained some members' e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords.
The California Supreme Court has ruled that a key provision of a tough state medical privacy law is not preempted by federal regulations. The evolving case, which eventually could wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court or grow into a class action case at the state level, is worth watching.
Organizations are starting to adapt to cloud computing, but they're hesitant about placing their core assets in the online environment, according to results from the 2011 ISACA IT Risk/Reward Barometer.