A judge has dismissed most of the claims in a consolidated class action lawsuit stemming from the 2011 data breach involving SAIC and the military health program TRICARE, which affected 4.9 million individuals.
With a second House panel approving the USA Freedom Act, Congress moves a step closer to sending the president a bill to limit the government's bulk metadata collection program, the Center for Democracy and Technology's Harley Geiger says.
"Security as a business enabler" was the mantra echoing through the recently concluded 2014 Infosecurity Europe conference in London, a message that should have been heeded by top executives at retailer Target last year.
Federal regulators have issued a $4.8 million sanction, the largest HIPAA settlement to date, against two partnering New York healthcare organizations following a breach affecting just 6,800 individuals. Learn the details behind the tough penalty.
As the number of cybersecurity incidents increase, departments and agencies are doing a better job of complying with the law that governs IT security in the U.S. federal government, a new report to Congress from the White House says.
An FTC administrative judge ruled that the agency must testify about the data security standards it used to pursue enforcement action against LabMD after alleged data security incidents. Experts weigh in on the potential impact of the ruling on others.
Scores of banking/security leaders gathered at the SF Fraud Summit to learn from the nation's leading experts on topics such as account takeover, big data analytics, insider risks and payment card fraud.
Two key Senators are circulating a draft of cybersecurity legislation designed to promote the sharing of cyberthreat information by offering liability protection. The bipartisan measure is in the early stages of review.
A new voluntary security and privacy certification program for covered entities in Texas aims to bolster compliance with HIPAA and state regulations, prevent breaches - and perhaps help organizations avoid federal sanctions.
The recent Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report notes more than 16,000 incidents in the past year where sensitive information was unintentionally exposed. "Nearly every incident involves some element of human error," the report notes.
The fact that the U.S. federal government would, under some circumstances, exploit software vulnerabilities to attack cyber-adversaries didn't perturb a number of IT security providers attending the 2014 Infosecurity Europe conference in London.
The Consumer Bankers Association doesn't have an official stance on lawsuits that have been filed by banks against breached retailers, but the association's David Pommerehn says the CBA does support banks' rights to recover losses.