Requiring even limited use of metadata tags for stage two of the HITECH Act's electronic health record incentive program is premature and inappropriate, three associations have told federal authorities.
Breach notification laws in most states would be preempted if a bill approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee becomes law. But that's a big if because of GOP objections, such as those voiced by the panel's ranking member, Charles Grassley.
Known as "recursion" among his LulzSec compatriots, Cody Kretsinger is among the hacking group's members responsible for the breach of Sony Pictures Entertainment computers between May 27 and June 2, according to federal authorities.
Federal investigators say the two latest suspects, along with other accomplices, are suspected of being connected with Seattle-area debit- and credit-card skimming schemes that span at least six months.
Government Accountability Office auditors say a lack of prioritization has kept agencies from requiring the use of personal identification verification credentials to obtain access to federal computer systems.
The Dutch company that was deceived by hackers into issuing fraudulent digital certificates is liquidating its assets under the protection of a bankruptcy court in the Netherlands after failing to recover from the attack.
With the Swiss bank offering new details about the severity of its trading scandal, industry experts share insights on risk management and the failure of systems and staff to detect unauthorized trades.
"We find a lot of security professionals saying, 'I'm just going to get another certification, or I'm going to get deeper into this technology skill,'" says researcher David Foote. "That's not going to get you very far."
President Obama's plan to slash more than $3 trillion from the nation's deficits, unveiled on Monday, includes savings of more than $5 billion from cutting waste, fraud and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid.
Account takeovers are up, but losses are down. Doug Johnson of the ABA says that's because banks and their customers are catching and blocking suspect ACH transactions before they drains corporate accounts.