WLANs often have weaker configurations and authentication processes that make them vulnerable for attackers to penetrate and gain access to sensitive information. New guidance from NIST is aimed at helping organizations meet security challenges.
As part of its ongoing effort to identify privacy and security best practices for the use of mobile devices in healthcare, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is soliciting comments on the issue through March 30.
Commerce Undersecretary for Standards and Technology Patrick Gallagher sees the private sector, not government, taking the lead to develop tools, processes and standards to help safeguard IT systems and data in and out of government.
Imperva would neither confirm nor deny it helped defend the Vatican website from a hacktivist assault last year, but the IT security provider's director of security, Rob Rachwald, explains how such an attack was constructed and defended.