The U.K. government's response to whistleblower Edward Snowden's warnings that the U.S. and Britain had created a massive surveillance state has been to attempt to codify and expand those surveillance powers while also debating oversight and related matters in public for the first time.
The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015, which the Senate recently passed, contains detailed provisions designed to help the healthcare sector fight cyberattacks, explains Samantha Burch of HIMSS, who offers an analysis.
Senate-approved legislation that would incentivize businesses to share cyber threat information with the government also would strengthen the Department of Homeland Security's oversight of civilian federal agencies in implementing cyber safeguards.
In the wake of U.S. and Indian discussions to develop a common response to combat cyber-threats, India's security leaders say a new, systematic approach is needed to define the nation's cyber defense model.
Blue Coat CTO Dr. Hugh Thompson speaks about the future of security, the constants that need attention, and lessons to be learned from the U.S. when it comes to writing meaningful breach notification laws.
Privacy advocates in the Senate will get their chance to introduce amendments to the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act. But a deal struck by Senate leaders means they must wait till after Labor Day as lawmakers head home for their August holiday.
Post-OPM breach legislation aimed to toughen cybersecurity at federal government civilian agencies by requiring the implementation of state-of-the-art tools has passed the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
Could a change to federal law help prevent breaches such as those at the Office of Personnel Management that exposed the private information of more than 22 million individuals? Sen. Ron Johnson thinks so.
Will the Office of Personnel Management's breaches, which exposed the personal information of more than 22 million individuals, make it more or less likely that Congress will enact cybersecurity legislation, including a cyberthreat information sharing bill?
Privacy attorney Kirk Nahra says largely overlooked provisions tucked away in the "21st Century Cures" bill recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives could have a significant impact on patient privacy.
Recent high-profile breaches at nationwide retail, healthcare, entertainment, public sector and financial service organizations has brought heightened attention from lawmakers in Congress and the Obama Administration. This growing focus on cybersecurity and data breaches, coupled with a growing sense of...
As federal lawmakers return this week from their Independence Day recess, Congress picks up where it left off before the break: holding hearings on the Office of Personnel Management breach that exposed the personal records of millions of government workers.
The Big Data explosion will expand in volume, velocity and variety. Analytics are key to deriving insights from this data, particularly in cybersecurity and anti-fraud, says Dominic Ligot of Teradata Philippines.
The lead cybersecurity official for Britain's GCHQ intelligence agency dismisses charges that the U.K. conducts mass surveillance. But critics question the government's introduction of the Investigatory Powers Bill.