A new bill by Sen. Marco Rubio and a push for regulation of data brokers by Apple's Tim Cook has put privacy up front during the government shutdown.
The government shutdown isn't impacting just security professionals working for the federal government. Corporate security teams have to pay attention to what public services are available and what aren't during this time period.
The Data Care Act, introduced in the Senate this week, would provide large fines for companies that misuse, sell or share user data without permission or proper safeguards.
The report from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on what happened at Equifax is case study in how a lot of small security and technology decisions can add up over time, with catastrophic results.
Sen. Mark Warner said the U.S. was blinded by its assumed superiority in cyber operations and was unprepared for its adversaries' recent moves.