Trustar, a start-up headed by a former Bush Administration cyber-security advisor, announced Monday that it has raised $2 million from West Coast investors for a platform that allows companies to anonymously compare notes on cyber-threats. Chief executive Paul Kurtz held senior positions on the Bush Administration’s National Security Council from late 1999 to 2004 and […]

A new report from Forrester may point insurance agents in the right direction for their next cyber insurance policy sale. According to the analyst, the US healthcare industry is significantly underprepared for an attack on their information databases or even for an accidental data breach. “When it comes to preparedness, they’re woefully behind and that, […]

New York’s financial industry regulator is seeking suggestions from other regulators on proposed regulations to shore up digital security defenses in the industry. In a memo to various national and state regulators on Tuesday, including the Federal Reserve, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Anthony Albanese, New […]

Here’s one more surprise in the newly released TPP.  It could have a big impact on cybersecurity.  That’s because the deal prohibits nations from asking mass market software companies for access to their source code. The ban doesn’t apply to code run on critical infrastructure, which will make for endless disputes, since there’s very little mass […]