President Obama Previews State of the Union Address with Emphasis on Cybersecurity

By | January 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Cybersecurity took center stage this week as President Obama previewed plans focused on increasing online security, electronic privacy and the prevention of identity theft for the American people.Byron Tau and Elizabeth Dwoskin of the Wall Street Journal shared that on Monday, Obama visited the Federal Trade Commission to discuss new cyber security initiatives that will [...]

News Recap: House Intelligence Committee Cybersecurity Hearing Summary

By | November 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|

This week, the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee held a hearing on “Cybersecurity Threats: The Way Forward” to share why and how the United States should move forward in dealing with cybersecurity threats.According to Reuters’ Patricia Zengerle, Director of the U.S. National Security Agency Admiral Mike Rogers stated that “China and ‘probably one or two’ [...]

News Recap: The Latest on Cyber Security Legislation

By | July 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein and Senator Saxby Chambliss recently announced a draft of a cyber security bill they co-authored that would give companies the legal protection to share cyber security threat information with other companies.The bill addresses privacy concerns some have about sharing such sensitive information. US News’ Tom Risen reports that the [...]

Taking Measures Against Affordable Care Act Scams

By | October 2nd, 2013|Uncategorized|

This guest post comes from Michael Cahill, editor of the Vista Health Solutions Blog. He writes about the health care system, the health insurance industry and the Affordable Care Act. For many American families, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is going to make health insurance costs that much better. However, stories of scammers have made [...]

News Recap: Cybersecurity Hearing Highlights National Security Agency Testimony

By | June 14th, 2013|Uncategorized|

The Senate Appropriations Committee held a hearing about cybersecurity and workforce training this week during which Gen. Keith Alexander, chief of both the National Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. Cyber Command, testified. Recent scrutiny on the NSA’s surveillance government programs – which has collected millions of telephone records and monitored Internet activity – were [...]

Industry News Recap: Combating IP Theft Through Computer Lockdowns

By | May 30th, 2013|Uncategorized|

The US Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property released an 89-page report assessing how international intellectual property theft affects the United States. The report claims that there is more than $300 billion annually in intellectual property theft, and US Cyber Command commander General Keith Alexander calls this theft “the greatest transfer of wealth [...]

Industry News Recap: Cybersecurity bill CISPA passes House vote

By | April 19th, 2013|Uncategorized|

The highly debated Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) was passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday on a bipartisan vote of 287-127, with 18 representatives not voting. This bill is meant to help prevent cyber attacks by allowing companies and the government to share cybersecurity information with one another.According to Alex Fitzpatrick, [...]

Spill the Beans: The Significance of Breach Disclosure Laws Status

By | January 9th, 2013|Uncategorized|

If a company is breached, should the breach be reported to authorities? To customers? To the public? While breach disclosure laws have been debated on and off for the past few years, it looks like they are making it back into the spotlight.Many companies would prefer to keep security breaches to themselves – to avoid [...]

Security Insights: Cybersecurity Bill

By | June 14th, 2012|Uncategorized|

The Washington Post describers the cybersecurity bill as, “a bill that would encourage companies and the federal government to share information collected on the Internet to help prevent electronic attacks from cybercriminals, foreign governments and terrorists.” What is the opposition?“The White House, along with a coalition of liberal and conservative groups and some lawmakers, strongly [...]

Meet the EU’s New Privacy and Breach Regulations

By | May 31st, 2012|Uncategorized|

Starting May 26, the EU began enforcing its E-Privacy Directive that passed last year. This directive requires that websites notify all individuals in the EU about any tracking that takes place on the site and receive consent before carrying out the tracking (i.e. tags, cookies).What does this new directive mean for businesses?So many businesses are [...]

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