"It's important, in that climate today, where we have very sophisticated cyberattacks taking place, to have the ability to do a fairly comprehensive analysis on the threat space," NIST Senior Computer Scientist Ron Ross says.
Michigan CTO Dan Lohrmann will head a new operation to provide state agencies with a single organization charged with the oversight of risk management and security issues associated with state assets, property, systems and networks.
International communication and public-private partnerships are the keys to cybersecurity in the financial space, according to the Department of Homeland Security and the Financial Services - Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
The inability of the Department of Homeland Security to implement appropriate IT and application controls has placed at risk the confidentiality, integrity and availability of DHS's financial and operational data, according to an audit conducted for the department's inspector general.
Intelligence expert Terry Roberts says cyber intelligence, a new approach to IT security, could make significant gains in the coming year. "The good thing is, this isn't really rocket science," says the chair of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance's Cyber Council.
"You need to understand how you are currently using social media in your organization, and how you intend to use it, before you can define policies around social media," says Erika Del Giudice of Crowe Horwath.
Government officials have confirmed a potential threat by al-Qaida against the United States as the nation approaches the 10th anniversary of the Sept.11, 2001 terrorist attacks that hit the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
A new report to Congress about major healthcare information breaches shows that federal officials have yet to complete their investigations of corrective actions taken in the wake of 70 percent of incidents.
The Treasury Department's Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence has worked to prevent anti-money laundering and illegal cash flow from reaching the hands of terrorist groups, but more needs to be done to further mitigate risks, says Treasury Assistant Secretary Daniel L. Glaser.