At the first of three Congressional hearings slated this week to examine the Equifax mega-breach, one Republican said of the company's delay in detecting the breach: "It's like the guards of Fort Knox forgot to lock the doors and failed to notice the thieves were emptying the vaults."
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report is devoted to a special report on how enterprises around the world should prepare for the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, which starts being enforced in May.
Equifax is facing increased scrutiny from Congress, including a bill that would mandate free credit freezes for consumers, on demand. But a true fix would require Congress to give U.S. government consumer watchdogs more power.
If the Equifax breach turns out like every other massive data breach we've seen for more than a decade, after a big brouhaha - from Congress, state attorneys general, consumer rights groups and class-action lawsuits - nothing will change, because that would require Congress to give Americans more privacy rights.
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Delaware has become the second state - the first was Connecticut - to require organizations to provide residents one year of free credit monitoring services if their sensitive personal information is compromised in a data breach. Will other states take similar action?
Could proposed legislation force manufacturers and healthcare entities to put more effort into bolstering the cybersecurity of medical devices? In an interview, cybersecurity expert Joshua Corman provides in-depth analysis on the movement to improve the state of medical device security.
Vendors that provide the U.S. government with internet-connected devices would need to ensure they can be patched, don't include hard-coded passwords that can't be changed and are free of known security vulnerabilities, according to a new, bipartisan Senate bill.
Australia's mandatory data breach notification law, which goes into effect next February, brings a host of new requirements. Gordon Hughes, an attorney and data protection expert, discusses what organizations need to be aware of ahead of its implementation.
A discussion on the latest happenings in the darknet marketplace leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, getting to the bottom of Russia's Democratic Party hack could be the ultimate goal of a lawsuit filed against the Donald Trump presidential campaign.
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