Here's a sampling of the many sessions at RSA 2014 that will provide timely insights for security specialists in the government sector on such topics as vetting foreign technologies and implementing the new cybersecurity framework.
Bipartisanship - a rare commodity on Capitol Hill - manifested itself with the House Homeland Security Committee's approval of a bill aimed to help buttress the cybersecurity of the nation's critical infrastructure.
Leading this week's roundup, HP published its annual Cyber Risk Report for 2013, identifying top vulnerabilities and providing analysis of the threatscape. See additional news from Microsoft, Symantec and more.
Encryption gaps in retail payment card transactions were highlighted at a Congressional hearing that examined security failures in the aftermath of malware attacks against point-of-sale systems at Target and Neiman Marcus.
When breaches result from retailers' lax security practices, merchants should be obligated to help banking institutions cover fraud losses and other post-breach expenses, says Viveca Ware of the Independent Community Bankers of America.
Data loss prevention is more important now than ever before. Targeted attacks increased by 42 percent in 2012, with an average of 8,350 identities lost per breach. Watch this 5-minute video from Symantec to understand how a DLP solution may impact your organization.
As Congressional leaders look for answers about why U.S. card security is failing, there hasn't been enough discussion surround why EMV can't easily fix our system. And the card brands have been conspicuously absent from the debate.
Six technology companies that sued the government to allow them to disclose secret requests for customer information have made their first revelations under terms of an agreement reached late last month with the government.
At a Feb. 4 Senate hearing, a senior executive from Target Corp. endorsed a shift to chip cards, combined with PINs, to enhance security, while a Neiman Marcus executive questioned if that was a prudent move.
Days before the release of the Obama administration's cybersecurity framework, Senate Republicans issued a report detailing vulnerabilities in federal IT, suggesting the White House get its own house in order.