Data Breaches

The New Rules of Cybersecurity

Now is the time for companies to take a fresh approach to protect their data.

The Government’s Bioterror-Response Website May Be Leaking Sensitive Data

Homeland Security inspectors and a whistleblower say the site, which would be used to coordinate federal responses to a bioterror attack, isn’t secure.

The Biggest Password Mistakes of 2018

The federal government made the list this year.

The Equifax Breach Affecting Nearly Half of Americans Was 'Entirely Preventable'

The credit bureau breach remains one of the biggest known data thefts.

Congress Demands Answers on NRCC, Marriott Data Breaches

Strengthening the nation’s cyber stance was top of mind, with a new House Energy and Commerce Committee cyber report, and bills to improve connected devices and cyber education.

South Bend’s Mayor on What Local Governments Can Learn From Estonia

The Indiana city’s new mobility-as-a-service pilot is helping low-income shift workers commute for free.

Senators Call For A Data Security Law

The Marriott breach—the latest of many mega-breaches—inspired some lawmakers to push for new privacy legislation.

Half a Billion People Now Have Reason to Be Furious with Marriott

Starwood Preferred Guest participants are highly likely to have very sensitive information compromised, including passport and payment numbers.

OPM to Rebid Identity Theft Protection Contract Affecting Millions of Hack Victims

The current contract, which cost the government $340 million over three years, is set to expire Dec. 31.

IRS Failed to Track 11,000 Breached Social Security Numbers for Tax Fraud

The tax agency also failed to review another 15,000 breached taxpayer ID numbers it received for possible fraud monitoring, an audit found.