A software vulnerability brought down the website that gives the public access to the National Vulnerability Database, which is run by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the U.S. federal agency that produces information security guidance.
Companies wanting to share cyber-threat information with the government and other businesses should adopt the U.S. Defense Department's doctrine of information superiority, says Lares Institute Chief Executive Andrew Serwin.
Highly publicized breaches at Facebook, Twitter, the New York Times and other organizations in recent weeks suggest there's a new normal in the cyberthreat arena. But the onetime head of U.S. CERT, Mischel Kwon, doesn't think so.
Federal regulators have issued draft guidance for the use of social media. What are the specific security risks? The FDIC's Elizabeth Khalil discusses how banking institutions can address emerging threats.
Ron Ross, the NIST computer scientist who heads the initiative that is revising the guidance, characterizes the updated publication as the most comprehensive one since the initial catalogue of controls was issued in 2005.
A strategic security analyst from Mandiant, the company that's examining recent hacks from the inside, explains why such cyber-assaults will likely intensify under the leadership of China's new president, Xi Jinping.