The Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance heard testimony on from several witnesses yesterday regarding the proposed national data breach legislation, including Maneesha Mithal of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Mark Bregman, CTO of Symantec. Read the full article. [Infosecurity]
A study released Wednesday shows one in four consumers who receive a data breach letter become the victim of identity fraud. That statistic represented 12.6 million victims last year — one million more than the year before, according to the 2013 Identity Fraud Report released by Javelin Strategy & Research.
Hackers targeted and compromised computer networks at United States Department of Energy headquarters in Washington DC two weeks ago, according to a report published by the Washington Free Beacon earlier this morning.
NASA has enacted new policies to protect employee and other sensitive information after a laptop was stolen from an employee’s locked vehicle, exposing records of personal information on a “large number” of NASA employees.