CHART: How Companies Protect Sensitive Information

See the steps companies are taking to protect data.

More Than Four Million Hold U.S. Security Clearances

According to a report from the Director of National Intelligence, more than one million federal employees hold top secret clearances. The total number of people holding security clearances last year exceeded 4.2 million.

When a Data Breach Occurs, Companies Must Be Ready to Step Up

Companies don't only have to minimize the possibility of a data breach, they have to be prepared to help customers and clients out when one occurs.

WikiLeaks Going After Private Sector Next

The former hacker and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange tells Forbes that his next big leak will target a major U.S. bank and explains the potential of leaks to keep capitalism ethical and markets free. "We’re creating a tremendous reputational tax on the unethical companies," Assange says.

EU Wants to Try Again on Data-Sharing Agreement with the United States

European Union interior ministers want to negotiate a new agreement on sharing bank data with U.S. counterterrorism investigators, after the European Parliament struck down an interim deal earlier this month, according to

Intellectual Property Rights Advocates Running Amok?

Open Source Software (OSS) is software developed collaboratively by people willing to share the code free of charge. The owners of the code do not object to its use, but some groups want use of OSS treated as piracy because they say it creates a mind-set that might lead to intellectual property theft.

U.S. Trade Rep Looking for Intellectual Property Offenders

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is calling on the public to help identify foreign governments that have not lived up to their obligations to protect U.S. intellectual property rights.

Software Industry Blasts P2P Networks

The Business Software Alliance (BSA) is sending a growing flurry of takedown notices to peer-to-peer (P2P) networks and online auction sites in an effort to fight piracy, according to a new BSA report.

Is the Obama Administration Diluting Whistleblower Protections?

The Obama administration may be backing away from its campaign pledge to protect national security whistleblowers, according to administration e-mail and a Senate committee's draft legislation, reports The Washington Times.

UK: Entertainment Industry Wants ISPs to Police Internet

Britain's entertainment industry is calling on the government to make Internet service providers (ISPs) police their networks by slowing or terminating the connection of users that illegally file share material online, reports

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