The information security profession is at a crucial turning point as professionals scramble to develop new skills in the arenas of cloud computing, mobile applications and social media, a new survey shows.
The survey of local, state and federal IT security practitioners also shows a lack of faith in secure cloud computing. Half see insider threats and poor practices as their agencies' greatest vulnerabilities.
The federal list of major health information breaches included 240 incidents affecting 6.5 million individuals as of Thursday. But that number soon could grow substantially as a result of incidents that made headlines this week.
More of a passing thought than a real proposal, a former national intelligence director suggests the creation of a Department of Cyber to tackle cyber threats, but before the idea could set in, Michael McConnell said he had second thoughts.
The Pentagon takes 81 months to field a new computer system; Apple Computer spent 24 months to develop the iPhone. Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn tells RSA 2011 the DoD wants to be more like Apple.