Following the Paris terror attacks, the French government plans to strengthen its surveillance laws, while the British prime minister has promised to allow intelligence agencies to penetrate any encrypted communications.
The president's proposal would provide stronger privacy protections than legislation passed by the House in the last Congress, and furnish targeted liability protections to businesses that share cyberthreat information.
The U.S. migration from magnetic-stripe payment cards to EMV-compliant cards is in full swing, thanks in part to massive breaches at retailers. This infographic offers a timeline of progress in implementing this new technology.
Information security experts are calling on Google to rethink its patch priorities after it declines to fix a critical component that runs on Android 4.3 "Jelly Bean" and older devices, leaving an estimated 930 million mobile devices at risk.
President Obama's call for enactment of a national data breach notification law has been widely welcomed by business groups and privacy advocates, but their endorsements come with a big proviso: What's in it? The White House hasn't furnished details.
Hackers released sensitive information from Banque Cantonale de Geneve (BCGE) after the Swiss bank declined to pay attackers' ransom demand. Hacking group Rex Mundi claims it exploited a SQL injection flaw to breach the bank's defenses.
U.S. Central Command's Twitter and YouTube accounts were hacked Jan. 12, reportedly by ISIS sympathizers. The account compromises came the same day President Obama proposed new cybersecurity measures, including a national breach notification law.
Following the Paris attacks, Britain's prime minister hopes to reintroduce a controversial surveillance bill known as the "Snooper's Charter." Meanwhile, many European countries - and the U.S. - plan to increase anti-terrorism collaboration.
President Obama is proposing a national data breach notification law that would require businesses to notify consumers within 30 days of a breach, replacing the current patchwork of state requirements.
The Paris terrorist attacks could make it more likely Congress will renew the USA Patriot Act and less likely that lawmakers will curtail a program to collect metadata on telephone conversations of Americans.
Bankers are criticizing one federal regulatory agency for how it has responded to a breach of unencrypted consumer data that occurred during a routine banking exam. They're saying regulators should focus more on their internal security practices.
European Bitcoin exchange Bitstamp is back online following a temporary suspension of services after some of its operational wallets were compromised, resulting in the theft of 19,000 Bitcoins worth more than $5 million.
In the wake of the Paris massacre, the head of Britain's MI5 domestic intelligence agency has called for new powers to fight extremism, warning that as terror plots increase, communications-interception capabilities are decreasing.
Nobody wants to be a cyber-attacker's first victim. But there are benefits to being second or third, says Akamai's Mike Smith. Then you get to enjoy the true benefits of the oft-discussed information sharing.