As Congressional leaders look for answers about why U.S. card security is failing, there hasn't been enough discussion surround why EMV can't easily fix our system. And the card brands have been conspicuously absent from the debate.
Days before the release of the Obama administration's cybersecurity framework, Senate Republicans issued a report detailing vulnerabilities in federal IT, suggesting the White House get its own house in order.
A review of the RSA 2014 agenda shows several seminars, panels and speakers of particular interest to healthcare-focused attendees, including those focused on mobile device security and medical device hacks.
The latest data breach notification bill comes from the Senate Commerce Committee, whose chairman Jay Rockefeller says the recent string of retailer breaches means companies need to do a better job protecting their customers' information.
Several payment system experts testifying at a Senate hearing on Feb. 3 urged the adoption of chip card technology in the wake of breaches at Target Corp. and Neiman Marcus. But representatives of banking and retailing engaged in some finger-pointing.
The PCI Security Standards Council has no plans to modify its standards for payment card data security in response to high-profile payment card breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus, says Bob Russo, the council's general manager.
They're thought-leaders. Movers and shakers. VIPs and MVPs within their industry sectors. And their actions weigh heavily on how information security is practiced, taught and tested. These are 2014's Influencers.
Anecdotal evidence usually supports the data the Labor Department culls on IT security employment. Usually isn't always, and the 2013 stats reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics are at odds with what is likely true.
The virtual silence on cybersecurity in President Obama's State of the Union address shouldn't be construed as a lack of commitment by the administration on information security, a White House spokeswoman says.
Representatives of the American Bankers Association, the National Retail Federation and the PCI Security Standards Council are among those slated to testify at a Feb. 3 Senate hearing on safeguarding consumers' financial data.
In light of recent high-profile retail breaches, The Financial Services Roundtable is asking Congress to pass a national data breach notification law and expand oversight of the retail and telecommunications sectors.
President Obama faces a dilemma in deciding whether to prohibit the National Security Agency from tinkering with encryption as one way to collect intelligence data from adversaries who threaten to harm America.
A bill that backers say would fortify the IT security of the nation's critical infrastructure and government by codifying, strengthening and providing oversight of the mission of the DHS has cleared its first hurdle.
Undeterred, two senators will try again to get their colleagues to enact legislation that they contend would better safeguard sensitive information and notify consumers of a data breach when personally identifiable information is exposed.
Target Corp.'s revelation that personal information about up to 70 million customers was breached in a recent malware attack raises new questions about Target's security practices and risks to consumers.