Supporters of a stronger version of the USA Freedom Act pin their hopes on the Senate after the House overwhelmingly approved a watered-down version of the measure aimed at curtailing the government's collection of American's phone records.
Class action lawsuits that banking institutions filed against Target Corp. in the wake of the retailer's massive breach are being consolidated. The suits seek recovery of expenses, such as the cost of re-issuing affected payment cards.
Conventional wisdom dictates that the high demand for IT security practitioner would cause salaries to rise, perhaps significantly. But a new study by SANS shows only a slight fattening of paychecks for many IT security professionals.
With a second House panel approving the USA Freedom Act, Congress moves a step closer to sending the president a bill to limit the government's bulk metadata collection program, the Center for Democracy and Technology's Harley Geiger says.
"Security as a business enabler" was the mantra echoing through the recently concluded 2014 Infosecurity Europe conference in London, a message that should have been heeded by top executives at retailer Target last year.
The recent Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report notes more than 16,000 incidents in the past year where sensitive information was unintentionally exposed. "Nearly every incident involves some element of human error," the report notes.
The fact that the U.S. federal government would, under some circumstances, exploit software vulnerabilities to attack cyber-adversaries didn't perturb a number of IT security providers attending the 2014 Infosecurity Europe conference in London.
Two weeks after the launch of Heartbleed.com, traffic to the site remains strong and tweets still flow at a brisk pace. Site creator Codenomicon is helping IT practitioners to mitigate the OpenSSL flaw - and attracting customers, too.
Three years ago, trust on the Internet - or the lack thereof - focused, in part, on the faceless hacking groups such as Anonymous and LulzSec. Today, we have a face for this lack of trust, and it looks a lot like Uncle Sam and a Chinese Red Army cybersoldier.
In the wake of recent high-profile retail breaches, the PCI Security Standards Council is supporting a move toward chip card technology that conforms to the Europay, MasterCard, Visa Standard, says General Manager Bob Russo.
President Obama has reportedly decided that the government shouldn't exploit encryption flaws, such as Heartbleed, in most instances unless there's "a clear national security or law enforcement need." But how should that need be determined?
A DDoS attack against Ellie Mae, which provides technologies to mortgage originators, comes just as banking regulators issue a reminder about the risks associated with such attacks. Experts offer risk mitigation insights.