Neither Australia nor New Zealand currently has laws on the books requiring organizations to notify people affected by data breaches. But both countries do say they are committed to introducing that requirement.
A surge in ransomware attacks on hospitals is driving healthcare organizations large and small - as well as lawmakers and law enforcement agencies - to consider new and improved approaches to dealing with this evolving threat.
Ransomware, regulations, botnets, information sharing and policing strategies were just some of the topics that dominated the "International Conference on Big Data in Cyber Security" hosted by Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland.
The emerging threats posed by cybercrime and evolving banking services, including mobile banking, will be among the focal points of a keynote address by the Information Security Forum's Steve Durbin at ISMG's Fraud & Breach Prevention Summit in Washington May 17-18.
Establishing new laws and regulations to address privacy and cybersecurity concerns related to the Internet of Things would likely be ineffective, attorney Steven Teppler, who co-chairs an American Bar Association IoT committee, says in an audio interview.
A bipartisan bill proposing to elevate the position of CISO within the Department of Health and Human Services seeks to emulate moves that some larger private sector organizations - mostly outside of healthcare - have made in recent years.
The House of Representatives has unanimously approved the Email Privacy Act, which would require law enforcement to obtain a warrant before compelling third-party service providers to surrender their customers' email and text content. The measure now goes to the Senate, where it has bipartisan support.
Enacting legislation to compel tech companies to help law enforcement decrypt data on mobile devices would diminish America's standing as a moral leader in the world, a nation looked up to by billions of people, even with our many flaws.
By a 28-0 vote, the House Judiciary Committee has approved legislation to require law enforcement to obtain a warrant before compelling third-party providers, including those offering cloud services, to surrender their customers' email and text content.
The IRS, which has been plagued by data security incidents, faces the loss of key IT and data security personnel over the next year unless Congress renews a lapsed law that boosted the pay of top-notch personnel temporarily recruited from the private sector, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen tells Congress.
The Obama administration proposes to spend $3.1 billion next year to seed a fund designed to improve cybersecurity by modernizing federal IT. It's part of a legislative proposal to establish a board of government IT security experts to identify the highest priority modernization projects.
As the debate intensifies over Apple's refusal to help the FBI crack the iPhone password of one of the San Bernardino shooters, Rep. Will Hurd says Congress should not rush to enact legislation that would require technology companies to weaken encryption. Hurd chairs a subcommittee with cybersecurity oversight.
Think it's tough now for the government to compel Apple to retrieve encrypted data from a locked iPhone? According to news reports, Apple is busy creating new devices and services that will be even harder to hack.
As the federal government moves forward with a long list of endeavors - including a "moonshot to end cancer" - focused on boosting medical innovations, it's critical that patient privacy and data security stay top of mind.