The initial phase of the continuous diagnostics and mitigation initiative, a new program to secure government computers, concentrates on helping federal agencies identify and manage their software and hardware assets.
Using "synthetic identities" to commit fraud is becoming easier, but it's increasingly difficult for organizations to detect this type of deception, says Claudel Chery of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
Rather than waiting until they're a breach victim, organizations should reach out to law enforcement officials to develop a good working relationship in battling cybercrimes, federal prosecutor Erez Liebermann says.
In releasing the preliminary version of the cybersecurity framework, the head of NIST re-emphasized the voluntary nature of the guide, but he said critical infrastructure operators have a responsibility to adopt the recommended best practices.
Organizations must develop a "defensible response" to data breaches and fraud incidents because of the likelihood of a regulatory investigation or legal action, says attorney Kim Peretti, a former Department of Justice cybercrime prosecutor.
Organizations collect a wealth of information as part of their governance, risk and compliance programs, and security professionals are missing out on important insights if they don't take advantage of it.
IT security leaders need to develop a strong, holistic security and risk management strategy as they implement advanced, strategic technical capabilities, IBM's David Jarvis says in analyzing new survey results.
The partial government shutdown caused NIST to miss the deadline for publishing a preliminary version of the cybersecurity framework, but the agency expects to meet the February deadline for releasing the final version.
Learn why Frederick Chang, the new head of the cybersecurity program at Southern Methodist University, says the time has come to create a "science of security" that abandons the current reactive strategy.
New revelations about how the National Security Agency collects and uses e-mail and instant-messaging contact lists demonstrate bad data governance practices that raise serious concerns, a leading privacy attorney says.