President Obama has just signed an executive order designed to increase the nation’s cyber security. What does it mean and which companies will be affected?
Most businesses are already required by state law to notify affected people after a data breach, but a new proposed data breach notification law in Congress could make compliance easier and less complicated.
A new information security law has been proposed in the Senate. If it’s passed, it could increase IT costs for many private companies, according to opponents of the bill.
As the federal government comes closer to passing laws designed to protect information security, some observers say the government’s cybersecurity efforts will hurt civil liberties and put sensitive personal information at risk.
After several other attempts over the past few years, the Senate could be close to agreeing on a national information security law.