A discussion that explores the predicament many information security managers face when deciding which security technologies to buy in a glutted market leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also: An update on cyber flaws in connected vehicles and the latest from Infosecurity Europe.
New legislation calls for an overhaul of the federal government's software vulnerability disclosure policies following the ransomware outbreak that was fueled by the leak of a stolen National Security Agency cyberweapon.
The House of Representatives has passed the Modernizing Government Technology Act, which supporters contend could help improve the security of the government's information networks. "It will keep our digital infrastructure safe from cyberattacks while saving billions of dollars," says bill sponsor Rep. Will Hurd.
The figure sounds alarming, 60 percent of small companies went belly up within six months of a breach. And that stat was repeated several times by lawmakers as a House panel debated - and approved - a bill aimed at helping small businesses battle hackers. But is that number true?
Gov. Susana Martinez has signed legislation making New Mexico the 48th state to enact a data breach notification law. Alabama and South Dakota remain the only states without a data breach notification statute.
John Kelly, in his first speech as the U.S. homeland security secretary, says the American government can't combat the cyberthreat without the active collaboration of the private sector. "The government, God knows, can't do it by itself," Kelly says.
Now that President Donald Trump has signed legislation to eliminate the Federal Communications Commission's oversight of the way internet service providers sell their customers' information, could other jurisdictions - such as states - step in?
Republican-backed legislation is a presidential signature away from dismantling a Federal Communications Commission regulation to require internet service providers to ask permission before selling customers' private information to advertisers.
The Department of Homeland Security, which missed meeting last week's deadline for submitting a new cybersecurity strategy to Congress, could be months away from providing lawmakers with that policy, a top DHS cybersecurity official says.
An Obama-era regulation, which has yet to take effect, that aims to strengthen consumer's online privacy may be derailed. The Senate has voted along party lines to quash the rule that the FCC issued in October.
New Mexico lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved the Data Breach Notification Act. If signed, as expected, by Gov. Susana Martinez, Alabama and South Dakota would be the only states without such a statute.
Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: FBI Director James Comey's revelation of a counterintelligence investigation of possible ties between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia's actions to influence the U.S. presidential election.
A divided House committee has approved legislation that would expand the National Institute of Standards and Technology into the domain of auditing. The bill calls for NIST to assess federal agency compliance with its cybersecurity framework.