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  • China Delays Tough Bank Tech Rules

    Banking Suppliers Would Have to Share Source Code China Delays Tough Bank Tech Rules
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew met with Chinese leaders March 30.

    Chinese officials have reportedly agreed to delay some banking-sector requirements aimed at foreign technology vendors, who were instructed to submit to rigorous audits and to add government-approved backdoors to their products. Read more...

  • Cybersecurity Bills: New Developments

    Info-Sharing Bill Advances; Breach Notice Measure Unveiled Cybersecurity Bills: New Developments
    Rep. Jim Langevin has introduced a national data breach notification bill.

    The House Intelligence Committee has approved cyberthreat information sharing legislation that its leaders developed. Meanwhile, a national data breach notification bill has been introduced that's modeled on language proposed by the White House. Read more...

  • Fighting U.S. Card Data Fraud Overseas

    Feds Advocate Law Changes to Ease Prosecution of Fraudsters Fighting U.S. Card Data Fraud Overseas

    To help take down global "carding" rings, the U.S. Justice Department wants to expand current law so it can prosecute those who commit fraud anywhere in the world that involves U.S. payment card data. Read more...

  • Breach Notification Bill Advances

    Amendments to Keep Some State Safeguards Rejected Breach Notification Bill Advances
    Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., is a sponsor of the bill.

    Efforts by some Democratic members of a House subcommittee to amend a national data breach notification bill so that states could retain tougher data security requirements have failed. The measure now advances to a full committee. Read more...

  • Another Info-Sharing Bill Introduced

    Latest Measure Addresses Liability, Privacy Concerns Another Info-Sharing Bill Introduced
    Rep. Adam Schiff seeks compromise on info-sharing bill.

    Add the Protecting Cyber Networks Act to the growing list of cyberthreat information sharing legislation pending before Congress. Lawmakers are now considering four measures, all designed to help thwart data breaches. Read more...

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    5 Breach Lawsuits Filed Against Premera

    Meanwhile, Health Insurer Provides Answers to Congress By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    5 Breach Lawsuits Filed Against Premera

    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.

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    PCI Issues Penetration Test Guidance

    Experts Debate Whether Advice Goes Far Enough By Tracy Kitten
    PCI Issues Penetration Test Guidance

    Experts debate the value of new PCI guidance for how businesses should use penetration testing to identify network vulnerabilities that could be exploited for malicious activity. Does the new advice go far enough?

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    GitHub DDoS Attack Traces to China

    Disruption Appears to Target Anti-Censorship Tools By Mathew J. Schwartz
    GitHub DDoS Attack Traces to China

    The popular code-sharing website GitHub struggles to mitigate a massive DDoS attack. Security experts say the attack appears to have originated from China and targets GitHub-hosted anti-censorship tools.

  • Article

    3 States to Probe Premera Breach

    Looking for Answers About Cause, Response By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    3 States to Probe Premera Breach

    Three state insurance commissioners are launching a joint investigation into the cyber-attack against Premera Blue Cross, which exposed personal data of 11 million individuals nationwide. Find out what will be examined.

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    Google's Psychological Patch Warfare

    'Project Zero' Rewrites Vulnerability Disclosure Norms By Mathew Schwartz
    Google's Psychological Patch Warfare

    Psychologically speaking, nothing beats the power of a well-timed deadline. And love it or hate it, Google's 90-day "Project Zero" deadline for fixing flaws - before they get publicly disclosed - has rewritten bug-patching rules.

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