A continuing initiative at the Department of Defense, which has enormous purchasing power, could influence the security features of commercial mobile devices around the world, says Terry Sherald, who heads the effort.
Misconfigured firewalls aren't necessarily a result of technical issues. Often, there are business or staff issues that can be easily addressed to improve security. Jerry Skurla of FireMon explains how.
State-sponsored attacks are up significantly, so organizations need to rely on new, stronger controls to ward off advanced threats. John Gordineer of Dell SonicWALL discusses the role of next-generation firewalls.
Data breach notification legislation before Australia's parliament, if enacted, would add new dimensions to its privacy laws, perhaps influencing lawmakers elsewhere, privacy lawyer FranÃ§oise Gilbert says.
National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander declined to say that the agency would stop using contractors in top secret IT positions to prevent a leak such as the one that exposed NSA programs to collect metadata on American citizens.
Another organized cyber-attack and subsequent cash-out scheme illustrates increasing risks to the U.S. payments chain. One fraud expert says this trend "is of grave concern" for banking institutions and their accountholders.