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FTC settles with companies after cyberbreach

Two companies that maintain large amounts of sensitive information about the employees of their business customers, including Social Security numbers, have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Ceridian

Thursday - 05/05/2011, 10:30am EDT

FTC's Top Consumer Complaints in 2010

For the 11th year in a row, identity theft was the number one consumer complaint category

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , identity theft

Wednesday - 03/09/2011, 08:30am EST

Part 4: SBA's contracting practices under close scrutiny

In part 4 of Federal News Radio's investigative series "Discouraged and Disrespected at SBA," allegations of cronyism and conflict of interest in the acquisition process arise. Over the past year, lawmakers and auditors have raised concerns about the agency's acquisition practices. SBA officials deny the accusations and say they are strengthening their acquisition processes.

Tags: management , contracting , Ethel Matthews , Jonathan Swain , Karen Mills , Olympia Snowe , Nydia Velazquez , Eileen Harrington , Sara Lipscomb , SBA , House Small Business Committee , Senate Small Business Committee , Bill Shook , Rosemarie Straight , Tom Wimer , KnowledgeBank , McKinsey and Company , conflict of interest , whistleblower retaliation , Recovery Act , Discouraged and Disrespected at SBA , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/10/2011, 07:20am EST
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Commerce says a privacy office is needed

The Commerce Department recommended forming the office as part of a framework for ensuring online data privacy.

Tags: Federal Drive , Commerce , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , management , technology

Friday - 12/17/2010, 09:30am EST

Internet Explorer to add tracking protection

The New York Times reports that Internet Explorer will add a tracking protection feature.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , Microsoft , Internet Explorer , browser , Do Not Track , Dorobek Insider ,

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 04:01pm EST

FTC's new chief technologist to shape online privacy policy

Ed Felten, the FTC's new chief technologist, explains what his goals are with the agency.

Tags: Ed Felten , Princeton University , Center for Information Technology Policy , technology , chief technologist , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 11/15/2010, 07:24pm EST
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'Green' whitewashing covers the dirty truth

Nearly every product that claims to be environmentally friendly is misleading to buyers, an environmental marketing firm claims.

Tags: green technology , green products , Federal Trade Commission , TerraChoice , Scott case , Underwriters Laboratory of Canada , environmentally friendly

Tuesday - 10/26/2010, 09:34am EDT

SBA names new CIO; COO going back to FTC

Eileen Harrington, the SBA's chief operating officer, announced yesterday that she is leaving to become the new executive director of the Federal Trade Commission.

Tags: management , Paul Christy , Eileen Harrington , SBA , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 04:26pm EDT

FTC raises red flags on FCC's proposed cybersecurity certification program

The Federal Trade Commission is raising some red flags about the new Federal Communications Commission's certification program.

Tags: FCC , cybersecurity , technology , Cybersecurity Update , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 04:00pm EDT
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