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  • Framework for a New ID Ecosystem

    Draft of Model to Be Previewed at RSA Conference 2015 Framework for a New ID Ecosystem
    Kimberly Little Sutherland

    What is the Identity Ecosystem Framework, and why is it so important for security professionals to embrace? Kimberly Little Sutherland of LexisNexis Risk Solutions shares insights on the future of online identity. Read more...

  • House Panel Passes Info Sharing Bill

    Democratic Attempts to Limit Liability Safeguards Fail House Panel Passes Info Sharing Bill
    Rep. Mike McCaul chairs a House Homeland Security Committee meeting.

    After beating back amendments by Democratic members to limit liability protections for businesses, the House Homeland Security Committee on April 14 unanimously approved cyberthreat information sharing legislation on a voice vote. Read more...

  • NIST Publishes Supply Chain Risk Guide

    Co-Author Jon Boyens Describes Risk Management Approach NIST Publishes Supply Chain Risk Guide
    NIST's Jon Boyens

    New NIST guidance is aimed at helping organizations to better understand the risks associated with the information and communications technology supply chain, says Jon Boyens, a NIST senior adviser. Read more...

  • Insider Breach Costs AT&T $25 Million

    FCC: Pilfered PII Could Be Used to Unlock Mobile Phones Insider Breach Costs AT&T $25 Million
    AT&T agrees to pay a $25 million fine for an insider breach.

    AT&T, in a settlement with the FCC, agrees to pay a $25 million fine because call center employees in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines accessed private information from some 278,000 customer accounts without authorization. Read more...

  • Study to Probe Healthcare Cyber-Attacks

    HITRUST to Analyze Anonymized Data on Intrusions Study to Probe Healthcare Cyber-Attacks

    The Health Information Trust Alliance is attempting to launch a study, fueled by anonymized data gathered from healthcare organizations, to get a better understanding about the severity and pervasiveness of cyber-attacks in the sector. Read more...

  • Article

    5 Problems Vex Federal InfoSec Hiring

    Solutions Posed to Close the Cybersecurity Talent Gap By Eric Chabrow
    5 Problems Vex Federal InfoSec Hiring

    A new Partnership for Public Service report explains why the federal government faces a slew of problems in hiring and retaining IT security professionals. It also proposes initiatives to boost the government's cybersecurity workforce.

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    PCI DSS Version 3.1 - What's New?

    Troy Leach of PCI Council Explains New Version of Standard By Tom Field
    PCI DSS Version 3.1 - What's New?

    The PCI Council has just released PCI DSS 3.1, which calls for mothballing the SSL encryption protocol. What do security leaders need to know about the revised standard? Troy Leach of the council offers insights.

  • Article

    Target, MasterCard Settle Over Breach

    Retailer Offers Issuers a Total of Up to $19 Million By Eric Chabrow
    Target, MasterCard Settle Over Breach

    Target has agreed to pay a total of up to $19 million to issuers of MasterCard payment cards over losses and expenses they incurred as a result of the retailer's massive 2013 data breach.

  • Article

    National Breach Notice Bill Advances

    Measure Would Pre-empt State Breach Notification Laws By Eric Chabrow
    National Breach Notice Bill Advances

    A House committee approved on April 15 a national data breach notification bill, but the committee chairman concedes that the legislation isn't quite ready for a vote by the full House of Representatives.

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    HIPAA Compliance Audits Remain on Hold

    OCR Official Describes New Guidance in the Works By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    HIPAA Compliance Audits Remain on Hold

    After a three-year delay, federal regulators remain tight-lipped about when the next round of HIPAA compliance audits will begin. But a variety of HIPAA-related guidance is in the works, a government official reveals at the HIMSS15 conference.

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