Former FBI cyber unit chief Tim Ryan sees mounting dangers from the insider, acknowledging undiscerning employees who don't follow proper processes can cause devastation. But he says the actions of those with malicious intent can be more catastrophic.
From point-of-sale hacks to malware and DDoS attacks, the top cyberthreats of 2012 have been aggressive and strong. Is it time for organizations to adopt a "hack back" strategy against perceived attackers?
A presidential executive order on cybersecurity under White House review, if issued, might help ease passage of cybersecurity legislation in the 113th Congress, which convenes in January, despite Republican objection to such a decree.
Events such as Superstorm Sandy provide an opportunity for business continuity pros to shine. What are the essential skills they need to face a crisis? Disaster recovery expert Regina Phelps offers her list.
The individual implementing security - the chief information officer - can't be the same as the person responsible for testing security, conducting audit and reporting on security weaknesses, South Carolina Inspector General Patrick Maley says.
Inspector General Patrick Malley deems as inadequate the existing approach to state IT security governance that resulted in a breach last summer of a Department of Revenue tax system, which exposed the Social Security numbers of nearly 4 million taxpayers.
McAfee CPO Michelle Dennedy and Intel CISO Malcolm Harkins work for the same company, but in some ways they are worlds apart. How must privacy and security leaders bridge gaps to face challenges ahead?
President Obama has proclaimed December as Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Month, and is using that declaration to continue his campaign to get Congress to enact comprehensive cybersecurity legislation.
The leaders in Congress on cybersecurity matters are the chairs of the committees that have jurisdiction over IT security. In both houses, chairmanship changes mean new lawmakers will lead legislative initiatives on cybersecurity in the 113th Congress.