Speaking on the day that Target’s CEO resigned after fallout from a massive data breach, Federal Trade Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen said she’s “somewhat optimistic” about Congress passing a federal data breach bill, The Hill reports. “I have found on a bipartisan basis there has been an interest in better data security guidance and having legislation in that regard,” she said. Meanwhile, IBM has increased its presence in the computer and information security business by unveiling a set of services designed to protect against cyber-attacks and investigate breaches. The Threat Protection System and Critical Data Protection are, according to Re/code, enhancements to existing services: The former aims to block sophisticated attacks, while the latter aims to locate a business’s most valuable data to better protect it.
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