Banking experts say the Retail Industry Leader Association's launch of a cyberthreat information sharing initiative is a good first step toward thwarting breaches, but it should build on the models used by other industries.
A bill designed to help strengthen the cybersecurity workforce at the Department of Homeland Security is headed to the Senate floor, although supporters of the measure say obstacles to passage still must be overcome.
Much to the annoyance of civil libertarians, the White House has backed a revision to the USA Freedom Act that is seen as watering down the legislation aimed at curtailing the government's bulk data collection program.
eBay is urging its 145 million customers to change their passwords following a cyber-attack on a company database that compromised encrypted passwords and other personal information. Learn how and when the attack originated.
The arrests of more than 90 individuals for their alleged involvement in the use of BlackShades malware is a sign of progress in the global fight against cybercrime, but some experts question whether the crackdown will serve as a fraud deterrent.
There are a number of reasons why the U.S. government indicted five Chinese army officers for hacking American corporate computers to steal intellectual property. Bringing the assailants to justice isn't one of them.
Under a new rule setting standards for the Obamacare health insurance exchanges, those who provide consumers with insurance enrollment assistance and then improperly disclose personally identifiable information can face civil monetary penalties.
An FTC administrative trial examining the data security practices of LabMD, headed by Michael Daugherty, is slated to begin May 20. The hearing could shed light into how the FTC evaluates security when pursuing enforcement actions.
Five Chinese military officers have been indicted for hacking U.S. companies - incidents that had major consequences, including the shuttering of three American steel plants, according to U.S. Justice Department officials.
A group of noted cryptographers, academics and business leaders will provide an independent assessment of the way the National Institute of Standards and Technology develops cryptographic standards and guidelines.
Class action lawsuits that banking institutions filed against Target Corp. in the wake of the retailer's massive breach are being consolidated. The suits seek recovery of expenses, such as the cost of re-issuing affected payment cards.
Organizations looking to build a better breach response strategy need to emphasize the basics, including ensuring they have a well-qualified response team in place, security experts, including attorney Ron Raether, advise.