LinkedIn's failure to comply with long standing industry standard encryption protocols jeopardized its users' PII, and diminished the value of the services, the class action federal lawsuit filed in northern California says.
A successful effort to build a corporate culture that values privacy should be built on ideas that come from the rank-and-file staff in all departments, says Jan Hillier, a specialist in managing change.
In healthcare, financial services and other sectors, information breaches are an epidemic. More than 400 major healthcare breaches have been reported since late 2009. And headline-grabbing breaches in the financial services sector, such as the Sony and Global Payments incidents, illustrate why preventing breaches -...
How well do government agencies secure printing and imaging assets?
A new survey by Information Security Media Group and HP shows a significant disconnect between what agencies say about print security .. and what they are actually doing to ensure it.
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In response to Congress' request for additional information, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has changed its story about how it found out about a July 2011 breach affecting its Thrift Savings Plan.
Why did hackers target the federal Thrift Savings Plan? Details from the FBI and the TSP have been sketchy, and Sen. Susan Collins is demanding more information - including the reasons behind the delayed notification.
The Obama Administration has unveiled a "digital government" strategy that requires federal agencies to launch new mobile applications. The strategy calls for standardized implementation of privacy controls.
Federal regulators have received hundreds of comments about proposed rules for Stage 2 of the HITECH Act EHR incentive program, sparking debate on many issues, including how to provide patients with prompt, secure access to their records.
The social network Myspace has settled with the Federal Trade Commission over misrepresenting its privacy policies by sharing personally identifiable information with advertisers without first getting permission from users.
Voluntary national standards, including privacy and security guidelines, for health information exchanges are inching forward. Federal authorities soon will seek comments on plans for a Nationwide Health Information Network Governance Rule.
Nearly three-quarters of surveyed professionals say concerns regarding data security prevent their organizations from adopting cloud services. And more than half of the respondents say their own services are more secure than those offered by cloud providers.
These are among the findings of the new 2012 Cloud...