Equifax is facing increased scrutiny from Congress, including a bill that would mandate free credit freezes for consumers, on demand. But a true fix would require Congress to give U.S. government consumer watchdogs more power.
If the Equifax breach turns out like every other massive data breach we've seen for more than a decade, after a big brouhaha - from Congress, state attorneys general, consumer rights groups and class-action lawsuits - nothing will change, because that would require Congress to give Americans more privacy rights.
The telecom sector in India has repeatedly been targeted by malware attacks, raising serious concerns about vulnerabilities in one of the largest local business sectors. As a result, some security experts are calling for stronger enforcement of regulations and more frequent security audits.
Australia's mandatory data breach notification law, which goes into effect next February, brings a host of new requirements. Gordon Hughes, an attorney and data protection expert, discusses what organizations need to be aware of ahead of its implementation.
A discussion on the latest happenings in the darknet marketplace leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, getting to the bottom of Russia's Democratic Party hack could be the ultimate goal of a lawsuit filed against the Donald Trump presidential campaign.
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New cybersecurity legislation under consideration in Singapore would make it mandatory for owners of critical information infrastructure to report security breaches within hours and require cybersecurity vendors providing highly sensitive services to be licensed.
A discussion that explores the predicament many information security managers face when deciding which security technologies to buy in a glutted market leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also: An update on cyber flaws in connected vehicles and the latest from Infosecurity Europe.
New legislation calls for an overhaul of the federal government's software vulnerability disclosure policies following the ransomware outbreak that was fueled by the leak of a stolen National Security Agency cyberweapon.
The figure sounds alarming, 60 percent of small companies went belly up within six months of a breach. And that stat was repeated several times by lawmakers as a House panel debated - and approved - a bill aimed at helping small businesses battle hackers. But is that number true?
The government of India is taking the data protection and privacy bull by the horns, gunning for comprehensive data protection legislation within the next 5 months. Experts offer an analysis of what the nation needs.