Laws rarely, if ever, keep up with technology, but even if they could, the consequences could prove more harmful than the benefits. That was evident at a House hearing that addressed default encryption of mobile devices.
Leaders and top practitioners from numerous federal government agencies will transplant themselves to San Francisco this coming week to share their knowledge on a wide range of topics at RSA Conference 2015.
Witnesses testifying at a House hearing offered divergent views on the language of legislation to nationalize data breach notification, showing the challenges lawmakers face in crafting a bill that can pass Congress and be signed by the president.
A proposed national data breach notification bill to usurp 47 state statutes could make it easier for businesses to notify consumers of a breach. But is that worth weakening PII protections some states offer? Massachusetts plans to do battle.
The latest annual Office of Management and Budget report to Congress on agencies' FISMA compliance shows IT security is complex and tough to effectively implement, with authentication, in particular, a challenge.
Word that Hillary Clinton maintained a personal email server while secretary of state has elevated cybersecurity and privacy as political issues. But it's just the latest example of such issues grabbing the attention of U.S. voters.
President Obama twice threatened to veto info sharing bills sponsored by Rep. Mike McCaul. So when the Texas Republican backs the Democratic president's plan for a cyberthreat intelligence center, you've got to think it's a great idea. Maybe, maybe not.
While there's anecdotal evidence that the NIST cybersecurity framework is proving helpful to businesses in their risk management efforts, there's not yet any measureable proof of its success at preventing damaging cyber-attacks.
Lawmakers are more serious than ever about cybersecurity legislation. Their intent is to enact, but can they compromise on legislation to share cyberthreat information and nationalize data breach notification?
Lawmakers and their staffs are working behind the scenes to get one or perhaps two pieces of cybersecurity legislation enacted before the 113th Congress adjourns this month. But passage remains a longshot.
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., the presumptive chairman of the Senate committee with government IT security oversight, hasn't immersed himself heavily in cybersecurity issues during his 4-year Senate tenure.
The White House cybersecurity coordinator says his comment about his lack of tech expertise being an asset, widely criticized in the blogosphere, was an awkward attempt to express his view that a wide range of skills are needed in the cybersecurity field.