Tag Archives: security

Google ‘Red Team’ To Test Product Privacy

Google for years has said that it takes privacy very seriously, but the company’s recent $22.5 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission for breaking privacy promises and its commitment last year to endure 20 years of FTC privacy audits following “deceptive privacy practices” is pushing the company to take privacy with new, improved seriousness

via Google ‘Red Team’ To Test Product Privacy – Security – Privacy – Informationweek.

#PCI Compliance Concerns Driving Adoption of Encryption

According to a survey recently unveiled by the Ponemon Institute, a new factor is driving adoption of encryption technologies by merchants. For the first time in the six years of the U.S. Enterprise Encryption Trends survey, more businesses emphasized the meeting of PCI DSS requirements as a factor for adopting encryption technology. Previously the primary motivation to adopt data security technologies was to protect against security breaches.

via PCI Compliance Concerns Driving Adoption of Encryption.

NIST budget request could bolster cybersecurity initiatives — Federal Computer Week

In its fiscal 2012 budget, the Obama Administration requested the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s receive $43.4 million for cybersecurity programs, an increase that would more than double the funding for NIST research and development programs in this area, according to NIST officials.

via NIST budget request could bolster cybersecurity initiatives — Federal Computer Week.

More than 6M affected since HIPAA breach notification rule

Electronically protected health information (ePHI) has become a target for malicious attack, according to a recent report by Redspin, Inc., a provider of HIPAA risk analysis and IT security assessment services. The report was conducted between August 2009– when the HITECH breach notification interim final rule (IFR) went into effect—and the end of 2010.

via Report: More than 6M affected since breach notification rule.

Cost of regulatory security compliance? On average, $3.5M – CSO Online – Security and Risk

The cost of achieving regulatory security compliance is on average $3.5 million each year, according to a survey of 160 individuals leading the IT, privacy and audit efforts at 46 multinational organizations

via Cost of regulatory security compliance? On average, $3.5M – CSO Online – Security and Risk.

Cyber bill would reform FISMA, instate new DHS agency and appoint White House-level authority

A controversial Internet security bill proposed in 2010 by Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) could yet become law in the current session of Congress, said Jeff Greene, counsel on the majority staff of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

via Cyber bill would reform FISMA, instate new DHS agency and appoint White House-level authority – FierceGovernmentIT.