US National Security Agency Director Adm Mike Rogers, US Cyber Command commander, told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee that President Trump hasn't directed him to combat Russian cyber-attacks.
Equifax revealed to a US Senate committee in a document that even more personal data than had been originally reported may have been exposed during last year's massive data breach the credit monitoring company experienced.
The cyber-espionage gang Pawn Storm, also known as Fancy Bear and affiliated with Russian intelligence, targeted US senators in a cyber-espionage reminiscent of the one launched against French President Emmanuel Macron.
The US Trump administration has failed to take an aggressive stance against Russian interference in democratic processes that have grave implications for the safety and security of the US, and thus democracy globally.
A newly proposed legislation introduced by two Democratic US senators aims to impose stiff, mandatory penalties on credit reporting agencies (CRAs) that fail to protect consumers' sensitive information from data breaches.
Three US Senators have introduced a bill that would require jail time for corporate executives who do not notify consumers of a breach within 30 days.
During a Senate subcommittee hearing, a legislator pushed for security protections on internet-connected vehicles. "The Internet of Things leads also to the Internet of Threats," said Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.).
The tech world is being urged to try and help in stopping terrorists who might be using social media to recruit, communicate and plan attacks.