The potential loss of experienced personnel could lead to a shortage of skilled employees and place a greater burden on the existing cybersecurity staff, as well as seriously affect the daily operations of the federal government.
NIST's Ron Ross sees complexity as the biggest risk enterprises face. To ease risk, Ross favors moving data to the cloud. Purdue's Eugene Spafford doesn't fully subscribe to Ross' plan. The two square off in this interview.
President Obama is concerned that a provision buried in a law he signed to keep the government running for the rest of fiscal 2013 would make it much tougher for four federal agencies to secure their IT.
A rider covertly added to the law to fund the government through September requires select agencies to assess technology purchases for cyber-espionage and sabotage, a process that could make it harder to buy wares to secure IT.
Illinois-based bank holding company QCR decided to make a shift in its online-banking platform strategy after a risk assessment revealed security enhancements and customer experience improvements were needed.
Sensitive information contained in Securities and Exchange Commission computers are at risk of being publicly exposed because of lack of proper controls, according to audits by the SEC inspector general.
Intel has added privacy to the portfolio of its top information security executive, Malcolm Harkins, who says too many information security professionals are "color blind or tone deaf" to privacy, wrongly thinking strong data protection provides privacy safeguards.