Sen. Charles Schumer is asking the Federal Trade Commission to look into a new practice in which credit agencies keep estimates of individuals' personal information such as medication use and personal income from consumers.
The potential is real: Congress could slash tens of millions of dollars or much more from initiatives to safeguard the government's critical and most sensitive information and systems. Is such a dire outcome certain?
Just four months after agreeing to pay an $865,000 penalty for a series of HIPAA violations, UCLA Health System has revealed a breach incident involving the theft of an external hard drive from a former employee's home.
When it comes to responding to today's high-profile information security incidents, technical abilities simply aren't enough, says Gavin Reid of Cisco's Computer Security Incident Response Team. Here are the five must-have skills for today's incident response professionals.
TRICARE, the military health program, has directed its business associate, Science Applications International Corp., to offer one year's worth of free credit monitoring and restoration services to the 4.9 million affected by a recent breach.
IT security practitioners should understand why the bits, bytes and network connections - the technologies - are important to their organization's goals. Ignorance of the mission, for IT security folks, isn't bliss.
Researchers at security vendor Symantec say they've been in contact with a 20-something Chinese man who may be behind a series of attacks against U.S. businesses with the aim to steal intellectual property.
ID theft expert Joanna Crane wonders whether banks, government agencies and healthcare providers do enough to assist consumers with ID theft recovery, saying consumer expectations are often loftier than what's being done to meet the demand.