How badly does the president want Congress to enact cyberthreat information-sharing legislation? Despite concerns over provisions of two bills, the White House isn't threatening vetoes as it did in previous congresses when raising similar objections.
Are you heading to RSA Conference 2015 in San Francisco? If so, be sure to connect with Information Security Media Group. We'll be out in full force on the Expo floor, as well as running a number of must-attend sessions and events.
The PCI Council has just released PCI DSS 3.1, which calls for mothballing the SSL encryption protocol. What do security leaders need to know about the revised standard? Troy Leach of the council offers insights.
Leaders and top practitioners from numerous federal government agencies will transplant themselves to San Francisco this coming week to share their knowledge on a wide range of topics at RSA Conference 2015.
A House committee approved on April 15 a national data breach notification bill, but the committee chairman concedes that the legislation isn't quite ready for a vote by the full House of Representatives.
The PCI Security Standards Council has published a new version of its data security standard that calls for ending the use of the outdated Secure Sockets Layer encryption protocol that can put payment data at risk.
In the wake of the breaches suffered by JPMorgan Chase, Sony and Anthem, attack attribution and information sharing are playing more prominent roles for banking leaders, and they will be key discussion points at the upcoming RSA Conference 2015 in San Francisco.
After beating back amendments by Democratic members to limit liability protections for businesses, the House Homeland Security Committee on
April 14 unanimously approved cyberthreat information sharing legislation on a voice vote.
AT&T, in a settlement with the FCC, agrees to pay a $25 million fine because call center employees in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines accessed private information from some 278,000 customer accounts without authorization.
Troy Leach of the PCI Security Standards Council says data security standards are not failing; they just aren't being applied continuously. And conformance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard is just one piece of the puzzle.
As financial institutions update their defenses in light of new types attacks - from scams to network-penetrating cyber-attacks - they need to ensure they factor in all of the ways that their systems and employees might be targeted or manipulated.
Premera Blue Cross already is facing five class action lawsuits in the wake of its massive data breach. Meanwhile, its CEO has provided some answers to questions posed by a U.S. senator regarding the hacker attack.