A report on passage by the House of Representatives of a bill aimed at toughening insider threat defenses at the Department of Homeland Security leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report.
In the Security Report, you'll hear (click on player above to listen):
- Legislation sponsor Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., explain the need for the Department of Homeland Security Insider Threat and Mitigation Act of 2017 and cosponsor Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., raise concerns about implementing workplace monitoring technologies.
- ISMG Security and Technology Editor Jeremy Kirk report on how Facebook is devising a password reset system that doesn't rely on unsecured methods to recover access to an account;
- HealthcareInfoSecurity Editor Marianne Kolbasuk McGee discuss how blockchain technology could be employed to help safeguard healthcare data; and
- About Major League Baseball penalizing the St. Louis Cardinals for one of its employees hacking a Houston Astros database.
The ISMG Security Report appears on this and other ISMG websites on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please check out our Jan. 27 and Jan. 31 reports, which respectively analyze word that White House staffers continued to use a Republican National Committee private email server and security deficiencies tied to internet of things devices continue to cause havoc.
The next ISMG Security Report will be posted on Tuesday, Feb. 7.