Disclosing that it fulfilled only 11 percent of the requests for customer information from U.S. law enforcement agencies during the second half of 2013, Microsoft reiterates its call for an international framework that protects customers' rights.
An address by FBI Director James Comey at the RSA security conference seems to equate civil liberties and privacy. But when he offers an example of balancing Americans' rights with cybersecurity, he mainly refers to the civil liberties, not privacy.
Simple credentials, such as passwords, are a hacker's best friend, says Phillip Dunkelberger of Nok Nok Labs, a founding member of the FIDO Alliance. That's why the alliance is working to reduce reliance on passwords by enabling advanced authentication.
Editor's Note: Excerpts of this interview appear in ISMG's Security Agenda magazine, distributed at RSA Conference 2014.
Privacy should be built into the design of all healthcare information technology and related processes, says Michelle Dennedy, who's writing a book on the concept of "privacy by design."
Here's a sampling of the many sessions at RSA 2014 that will provide timely insights for security specialists in the government sector on such topics as vetting foreign technologies and implementing the new cybersecurity framework.
Six technology companies that sued the government to allow them to disclose secret requests for customer information have made their first revelations under terms of an agreement reached late last month with the government.
The breach at Target stores that may have affected as many as 40 million credit and debit card account holders is a watershed moment that could greatly raise awareness of cybersecurity risks, says privacy attorney David Navetta.
With information freely available about anyone on the Internet, ISACA's Robert Stroud says security professionals need to better monitor and control how personal information is being accessed and used.
In a speech revealing new limits on the way intelligence agencies collect telephone metadata, President Obama also announced a comprehensive review of how government and business are confronting the challenges inherent in big data.
Whether reports that the National Security Agency entered into a secret contract with security provider RSA are true or not - and RSA says they're not - the reputations of all American security vendors have been tarnished.
President Obama defends the National Security Agency's bulk-collection initiative, but suggests he may adopt some of the recommendations presented by a panel that proposes changes in the NSA's surveillance program.