Amid escalating violence in Ukraine and sanctions meant to hobble Moscow, the Senate has passed a landmark cybersecurity package that bundles three substantial measures - mandatory incident reporting for critical infrastructure, an update to federal IT security strategy, and FedRAMP authorization.
An audit from the U.S. Energy Department's Inspector General finds that the agency is prone to making the same cybersecurity mistakes year-after-year. This includes exposing critical infrastructure, including nuclear facilities, to outside hacking and attacks.
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The FBI, Gartner, and many other security analysts cite social media as one of the fastest growing security threats. That is why it is important for security teams at organizations with a significant social media presence to gain an understanding of this new attack surface and develop a plan to protect the...
Little has been done to address the social media hacking problem despite continued headlines. Most organizations lack the protective countermeasures or the expertise to mitigate risk and respond to incidents. Few companies know how to re-gain control after an account compromise or how to prevent an attack in the first...
Put together, two IRS audits illustrate a major concern many security pros have about FISMA audits: They're checklists of whether organizations comply with regulations that require specific processes but do not determine if the processes are effective.
Legislation before the House to excise from federal law the requirement that NIST work with the NSA on cybersecurity standards wouldn't likely stop the two federal agencies from continuing to collaborate.
While preparing a speech to be delivered in Korea, NIST's Ron Ross wanted to convey the message of the importance of computer security. He hit on five themes - threat, assets, complexity, integration and trustworthiness - which form the acronym TACIT.
Debate over cybersecurity bills last year coupled with recent, highly publicized attacks have raised the visibility of the threat, and that could push Congress to enact IT security legislation in 2013, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel says.
As enterprises move more applications to the cloud, continuous monitoring will play a greater role in assuring the software is patched in a timely manner, says John Streufert, DHS director of federal network resilience.
In light of growing threats and the increasing complexity of information technology, organizations must get everyone in the enterprise, especially top leaders, involved in assessing and managing information risk.
The individual implementing security - the chief information officer - can't be the same as the person responsible for testing security, conducting audit and reporting on security weaknesses, South Carolina Inspector General Patrick Maley says.
Both candidates have made fleeting references to cybersecurity during the presidential campaign, but neither has addressed the matter in detail. How different would a President Romney be from a second-term President Obama?