Nearly three months after revelation of a year-long information security breach that exposed personal information of some 3.5 million people at the Texas state comptroller's office, the comptroller has named a new chief information security officer and chief privacy officer.
The best way to prepare for a disaster is by creating a web that connects public and private organizations together, where they can help one another through mutual aid and collaboration, says ChicagoFIRST's Brian Tishuk.
As a report of one of the worst digital assaults against the Pentagon surfaces, Deputy Secretary William Lynn III unveils a new Defense Department cyberspace strategy in which the Pentagon will more actively defend military and defense industry systems and networks.
By leveraging infrastructure that exists, a DoD-DHS-private sector cyber pilot suggests the nation can provide substantial additional protections across its critical infrastructure for only a fractional increase in cost.
Now that the FFIEC's updated online authentication guidance is out, banking institutions need to move forward in preparation for 2012 compliance, says Julie McNelley, banking fraud analyst for Aite Group.
The Government Accountability Office has issued a report chastising the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for delays in fully implementing its Integrated Data Repository used to crack down on fraud.
So far, 66 banks and credit unions have failed in 2011. In comparison, 100 institutions had failed by this time in 2010. The FDIC's 'Problem Institutions' list also shows signs of leveling off for the first time since 2008.
"Our role is changing in the fact that we see fraud being perpetrated in a new manner everyday via malicious software, banking Trojans and online theft," says Jean-FranÃ§ois Legault, senior manager of forensics and dispute services at Deloitte.
Often allies, Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Joseph Lieberman, ID-Conn., find themselves at odds over McCain's call for the establishment of a temporary Select Committee on Cybersecurity and Electronic Intelligence Leaks.
Despite the latest $200,000 fraud spree in Florida, industry experts say pay-at-the-pump skimming incidents still account for a relatively low percentage of card compromises. ATMs remain the No. 1 target.
"The U.S. and Russia are committed to tackling common cybersecurity threats while at the same time reducing the chances a misunderstood incident could negatively affect our relationship," says White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt.