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  • PCI Issues Penetration Test Guidance

    Experts Debate Whether Advice Goes Far Enough PCI Issues Penetration Test Guidance

    Experts debate the value of new PCI guidance for how businesses should use penetration testing to identify network vulnerabilities that could be exploited for malicious activity. Does the new advice go far enough? Read more...

  • Why POS Malware Still Works

    Security Experts: It's Too Easy To Infect Retail Systems Why POS Malware Still Works

    New, advanced point-of-sale malware dubbed "Poseidon" can exfiltrate card data directly from every infected device. And security experts warn that too many retailers fail to test POS devices and segment networks to mitigate all malware threats. Read more...

  • Cyber-Insurance Coverage Shifting

    How Information Security Strategy Affects Rates Cyber-Insurance Coverage Shifting
    Zurich's Catherine Mulligan testifies to Congress on cyber-insurance.

    The way enterprises address information security will play an increasingly critical role in how cyber-insurance providers determine coverage and pricing, insurance experts told members of Congress at a recent hearing. Read more...

  • Judge OK's Target Breach Settlement

    Affected Consumers Will Get a Total of $10 Million Judge OK's Target Breach Settlement

    A federal judge has granted preliminary approval of a $10 million settlement of a consolidated class action lawsuit filed on behalf of consumers affected by the massive 2013 Target data breach. Read more...

  • Barriers to a Breach Notification Law

    Consensus Lacking on What the Statute Should Say Barriers to a Breach Notification Law
    Former FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz testifies about breach notification.

    Witnesses testifying at a House hearing offered divergent views on the language of legislation to nationalize data breach notification, showing the challenges lawmakers face in crafting a bill that can pass Congress and be signed by the president. Read more...

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    5 Breach Lawsuits Filed Against Premera

    Meanwhile, Health Insurer Provides Answers to Congress By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    5 Breach Lawsuits Filed Against Premera

    Premera Blue Cross already is facing five class action lawsuits in the wake of its massive data breach. Meanwhile, its CEO has provided some answers to questions posed by a U.S. senator regarding the hacker attack.

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    China Delays Tough Bank Tech Rules

    Banking Suppliers Would Have to Share Source Code By Mathew J. Schwartz
    China Delays Tough Bank Tech Rules

    Chinese officials have reportedly agreed to delay some banking-sector requirements aimed at foreign technology vendors, who were instructed to submit to rigorous audits and to add government-approved backdoors to their products.

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    GitHub DDoS Attack Traces to China

    Disruption Appears to Target Anti-Censorship Tools By Mathew J. Schwartz
    GitHub DDoS Attack Traces to China

    The popular code-sharing website GitHub struggles to mitigate a massive DDoS attack. Security experts say the attack appears to have originated from China and targets GitHub-hosted anti-censorship tools.

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    Tech Start-Up Slack Technologies Hacked

    Company Rolls Out Two-Factor Authentication Post-Attack By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Tech Start-Up Slack Technologies Hacked

    Slack Technologies, a tech start-up that offers a group chat tool, announces it's rolling out two-factor authentication after hackers breached a database of user profile information.

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    Cybersecurity Bills: New Developments

    Info-Sharing Bill Advances; Breach Notice Measure Unveiled By Mathew J. Schwartz
    Cybersecurity Bills: New Developments

    The House Intelligence Committee has approved cyberthreat information sharing legislation that its leaders developed. Meanwhile, a national data breach notification bill has been introduced that's modeled on language proposed by the White House.

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