Analyzing the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act

Read Ariel Rabkin analyse the newly introduced Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act on AEI Ideas : In the past year or two, there has been a great deal of enthusiasm around internet-connected devices — known by the buzzword Internet of Things — and vendors are racing to offer smart appliances, smart cars, home audio assistants (e.g., Alexa […]

Survey: Consumers Concerned about Card Security Even as Fraud Rate Falls

Efforts by financial institutions to secure card payments and prevent fraud appear to be paying off, according to a recent survey commissioned by Transaction Network Services. Forty-six percent of Americans believed their payment data has been put at risk by a data breach, down from 60 percent in 2015. Read about the new report by […]

Appeals court rules health insurance breach victims can sue providers

The tides may be turning in favor of data breach victims after an appeals court Tuesday ruled a health insurance company’s customers could sue the provider after a data breach. Read about the new verdict given by an appeals court in United States which allows health insurance data breach victims to sue their providers on […]

The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act: A Good Start on IoT Security

Read why Nicholas Weaver says that the newly proposed Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act is a good start to IoT security on Lawfare : Senators Warner, Gardner, Wyden, and Daines have submitted a proposed bill titled the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 (IoT-CIA), which is a good first step in securing […]

Senate Panels Advance Bills to Improve Cybersecurity Skills

Two Senate committees on Wednesday advanced bipartisan bills designed to incentivize students and encourage small businesses to boost their cyber skills, part of an effort to combat the growing threat from cyberattacks. Read about the news of two Senate committees which have initiated bills to improve cyber security skills on Morning Consult.

Proposed IoT Security Bill Well-Intentioned But Likely Hard To Enforce

Read Jai Vijayan analyse the proposed Internet of Things cyber security bill being debated in US Congress on Dark Reading : Security vendors this week praised a newly-proposed Senate bill that would require a minimum set of security controls for IoT devices, but they also expressed concerns that the legislation would be hard to enforce. Read his […]

Gaps found in Pentagon guidance on Internet of Things devices, overall cybersecurity

A government agency has found there are gaps in the Department of Defense’s policies on new Internet-capable devices such as smart TVs and also suggests cybersecurity efforts “can be strengthened.” Read about the new report by Government Accountability Office which found gaps in the Pentagon’s Internet of Things cyber security guidelines on CNBC.

Senators introduce bill to secure Internet of Things devices

A bipartisan group of senators have introduced legislation aimed at securing internet-connected smart devices, which were at the center of a massive cyberattack that brought down large swathes of the internet last year. Read about the new legislation being introduced in United States Congress to secure Internet of Things devices on ZDNet.

The Evolution of the President’s Commission to Enhance National Cyber Security

Read Pamela Passman’s analytical article about the new United States President’s commission to enhance cyber security on JD Supra : Through a presidential commission and executive order, the presidencies of the former and current administrations have been linked in a shared effort to bolster our nation’s cyber security. Read her full article here.

New U.S. Cyber-Security Legislation May Help Reassert Fourth Amendment

Read  Wayne Rash’s article about how new United States cyber security legislation may help reassert Fourth Amendment on eWeek : Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) have introduced the Senate version of a bill to modernize the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. The new bill, which would modernize the original ECPA to require warrants for […]