Federal Trade Commission

FTC aide Neil Alan Chilson appointed as agency’s acting chief technologist

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 9 months ago

Chilson was most recently an attorney advisor to the FTC chair.

Relatively low federal pay comes under fire again as FTC hires a CISO

by Patrick O’Neill • 1 year ago

The Federal Trade Commission is hiring a new chief information security officer to start the new year.

House Dems urge FTC to warn on IoT cybersecurity

by Shaun Waterman • 1 year ago

The Federal Trade Commission should issue new warnings to consumers and new advice to connected-device manufacturers in the wake of last month’s massive DDoS attack that leveraged the Internet of Things, two leading Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee urged last week.

FTC chief: Ransomware is the most profitable malware ever devised

by Chris Bing • 2 years ago

The Federal Trade Commission wants you to know its taking ransomware— a specially designed species of malware that holds data hostage until a payment is received — seriously.

FTC’s Ramirez: New tech’s complexity leaves privacy basics unchanged

by Shaun Waterman • 2 years ago

Online privacy issues have grown exponentially more complex in recent years with the growth of mobile and IoT technologies and big data, but consumer control and consumer consent need to stay center-stage, Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez said.

FTC chair will open agency’s ransomware session

by Shaun Waterman • 2 years ago

FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez will provide the opening keynote at a public meeting the agency is staging on the scourge of ransomware.