"It you were to ask me to rank order where industries are in terms of their cybersecurity capability, I think power is at or close to the bottom of the list, says Army Gen. Keith Alexander, head of the U.S. Cyber Command Commander and National Security Agency.
Sens. John Kerry and John McCain introdcued legislation that would balance individual privacy rights while allowing businesses to collect consumer information that could be used to market products and services.
Farzad Mostashari, M.D., the new head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, has the experience that could help move the office from strategy development to execution on a number of issues, including the privacy and security of health information, some observers say.
Heartland Payment Systems hacker Albert Gonzalez seeks to overturn his conviction and 20-year sentence, a record for a computer breach, maintaining he committed his crimes with the knowledge of his Secret Service handlers.
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Most furloughed federal employees would have had to turn in their BlackBerries and other mobile devices in a government shutdown. Just as well, using the technology could result in an employee landing in the slammer.