Commerce Undersecretary for Standards and Technology Patrick Gallagher sees the private sector, not government, taking the lead to develop tools, processes and standards to help safeguard IT systems and data in and out of government.
White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt, in an exclusive interview, expresses optimism that Congress could enact significant cybersecurity legislation this year even if President Obama doesn't get all that he wants in an IT security bill.
The U.S. Treasury is asking banking institutions to play a more active role in the fight against organized crime. Fraud experts at Ernst & Young share what the Treasury's new demands mean for future investments banks have to make.
No one - not even a security vendor - is immune to cyber attacks. "It's not a question of if or when companies will face an attack, but how they're going to defend against it," says Symantec's Francis deSouza.
The need for qualified security pros is growing - but so is the Scholarship for Service Program, which helps students train for roles in government. Victor Piotrowski of the National Science Foundation discusses the opportunities....
The Obama administration's Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights should be seen as a vital document to help shape an expansive and globally accepted privacy framework in the United States, privacy and data security lawyer Lisa Sotto says.
Mobile security is a new discussion track at RSA Conference, but it's long been a hot topic for CISOs. Entrust's Dave Rockvam discusses BYOD and how organizations are securing personally-owned devices....
The insider threat: It's a top challenge for any organization, and it's a hot topic for RSA Conference attendees. Dawn Cappelli and Randy Trzeciak preview their new book, The CERT Guide to Insider Threats....
IT security practitioners who employ the RSA public-private key cryptography needn't lose sleep about its efficacy, despite new research that raises questions on how it creates large prime numbers to generate secret keys, IT security authority Gene Spafford says.
Jason Clark, CSO of Websense, has met recently with 400 CSOs. In a pre-RSA Conference interview, he discusses how security leaders can be more effective when facing mobile security and other challenges.
NIST's Ron Ross will be quite busy at RSA Conference 2012, not only promoting revised guidance on security and privacy controls to be unveiled at the securing conclave, but also participating in a panel on one of his favorite topics: continuous monitoring.