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National data breach notification law proposed by Senate Commerce Committee members
The new bill, called the Data Security and Breach Notification Act, comes in the wake of reports that Uber paid $100,000 to cover up a 2016 data breach that affected 57 million users.
Survey: About a quarter of small businesses say they have cyber insurance
Fewer than one-in-five small businesses believe they are at risk of being hacked and — perhaps as a result — only 26 percent say they have cyber insurance, according to a new survey.
Equifax CEO called to testify before Congress about breach
Equifax's chief executive was formally invited Wednesday to testify Oct. 3 before Congress by top members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Tax prep firm reaches settlement with FTC over cybersecurity lapses
TaxSlayer was one of a number of online tax prep outfits that were targeted in 2015 by cybercriminals using "list validation" attacks.
Former FTC lawyer: Expect fewer data breach and privacy cases under Ohlhausen
The Federal Trade Commission's new chairwoman will focus the agency on economic harm to consumers, meaning there will be fewer cybersecurity and privacy enforcement actions, a former FTC official says.
Verizon's annual data breach report is depressing reading, again
The takeaway from the 10th annual Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report is depressingly familiar: Of the 1,935 breaches analyzed 88 percent were accomplished using a familiar list of nine attack vectors, meaning they could probably have been prevented by a few simple cyber-hygiene measures.