A new bill introduced earlier this month, the Consumer Information Notification Requirement Act, would ensure customers of financial firms are protected in the event of a data breach but has drawn the ire of trade groups.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights recently detailed steps organizations should take to secure protected health information (PHI) on electronic media and devices.
The PCI Security Standards Council released a new tool Tuesday designed to help small merchants better protect their customers' payment card data.
A California jury ruled earlier this month that Elec-Tech International Co., a Chinese competitor of semiconductor company Lumileds, misappropriated trade secrets belonging to Lumileds, and used them to develop ETI's energy efficient LEDs.
Financial services trade groups this week are pushing Congress to create a federal data breach notification standard.
The Department of Homeland Security confirmed this week that Russian hackers successfully infiltrated the control rooms of U.S. electrical utilities after compromising the networks of their corporate suppliers.
Learn about the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, or FINRA, its function, and the scope of its rules, in this week's Data Protection 101, our series on the fundamentals of information security.
The Food and Drug Administration issued new guidance on electronic health record data security this week that encourages employing privacy and security controls when performing clinical trials.
A hospice in Tennessee didn't realize until months after suffering a phishing attack that it may have resulted in the access of sensitive protected health information.
Sinovel, a Chinese turbine manufacturer behind one of the decade's classic insider threat cases, was ordered to pay $1.5M by a federal judge last week for the theft of trade secrets.
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