BITS and the ABA are interested in managing future domains affiliated with bank brands and financial interests. If approved, their domain oversight would allow them to control certain domain names registrations.
"Our ability to provide immediate response to vulnerabilities and threats ... is quickly establishing VA as a model of excellence for the rest of the federal government."
VA CIO Roger Baker says in testimony before a House panel.
A key factor in ensuring that information technology is available in the wake of a disaster is cross-training IT staff to handle multiple roles, says Terrell Herzig, information security officer at UAB Medicine.
When it comes to hot topics, they don't get hotter than authentication, cloud computing and IT governance - all of which I've discussed at length in recent interviews with industry thought-leaders. Let's review some highlights from these conversations.
Globally, countries and organizations now recognize the need for a unified approach for managing IT infrastructure services, says Marlin Pohlman of the Cloud Security Alliance. The trick is developing this new set of global standards.
In the wake of recent data breaches, industry experts fear that consumers and employees alike will start exhibiting signs of "breach fatigue" and treat such incidents apathetically. Here are tips for how to ward off apathy.
"No one up here wants to stop Apple or Google from doing the incredible things that you do," Sen. Al Franken says. "What today is about is trying to find a balance between all of those wonderful benefits and the public's right to privacy."
ThreatMetrix's Taussig says device identification must be part of layered security measures. Banking regulators want financial institutions to deploy multiple layers of online security. But what does that expectation mean when it comes to investments in fraud detection?
Police and the U.S. Secret Service are now investigating a series of fraud incidents involving Chicago-area customers of the Michaels craft store chain, which appears to be another victim of POS device tampering.
The bill would establish a framework that allows consumers not to have their online activities tracked and, with limited exceptions, prohibits online providers from doing so if that's what individuals choose.
Domain name systems are among the least known - but most important - security vulnerabilities for organizations in all sectors. But government agencies in particular need to be concerned about DNS security to protect their e-government initiatives.