FBI warns parents about the risks of using Internet-connected toys

Placing emphasis on protecting children, the FBI wants to make sure parents are researching the potential security risks of connecting smart toys to your home’s wireless network or mobile devices.

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Why Are Health Records So Valuable to Cybercriminals?

Protecting the data in electronic health records did not start with the advent of HIPAA, as many people think. Protecting health records has been a critical requirement in the healthcare space since the computers became a fixture in hospitals. However, HIPAA added public reports of fines issued for covered entities’ failure to properly protect data contained within EHRs. Many people assume that EHR data has limited value to unauthorized users. Who cares about my blood test results, or that I just visited my dermatologist?

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DC's digital shield: Cybersecurity ramps up for Trump inauguration

The Secret Service will be hard at work protecting against both physical and digital threats during President-elect Trump’s inauguration Friday.

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Apple expanding user privacy, will prevent iOS apps from seeing other installed apps

As part of a continued focus on protecting user privacy, Apple is reportedly planning to change a policy on third-party applications and prevent them from finding out what other apps are installed on an iPhone or iPad.

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Data Breach Law Tops Obama Privacy Initiatives

A proposed national data breach reporting law, aimed primarily at protecting consumer privacy, headlined several initiatives the Obama administration announced Monday. The Personal Data Notification & Protection Act clarifies the obligations of companies when there’s been a data breach. It includes a requirement to notify customers within 30 days of the discovery of a breach. It also criminalizes illicit overseas trade in identities. The administration also has proposed the Student Digital Privacy Act.

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Apple files for 'HealthKit' trademarks in the US, Europe

Nearly three months after first protecting the “HealthKit” moniker in the small island nation of Trinidad and Tobago, Apple has officially filed paperwork to expand that protection to the U.S. and the European Union.

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MAC address randomization joins Apple's heap of iOS 8 privacy improvements

With consumers growing more conscious about protecting their privacy, Apple has begun tackle the issue head on with numerous enhancements to its next-generation mobile operating system including a new feature that makes it more difficult to track and identify individual iOS devices.

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Vendors Quibble With US Procurement Cybersecurity Plan

Protecting supply lines is essential to military success. But the U.S. government has now launched an initiative designed to protect the supply chain of both civilian and military agencies from potential cyberattacks. The effort will be especially important in the e-commerce procurement process. In fact, the information and communications technology segment of the federal IT market potentially covered by the program involves 322 products and services with a total 2013 fiscal year value of $62.8 billion.

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