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.
South Carolina's Revenue Department went nearly a year without a chief information security officer before its tax system was hacked this summer. The agency's chief says the state couldn't find a qualified candidate for the job that pays $100,000 a year.
Small attacks aimed at merchants are proving the most fruitful for hackers, recent analysis from Verizon shows. But risk expert Wade Baker says there are steps banking institutions can take to respond.
Given the magnitude of sensitive information on Social Security Administration computers, the inspector general says, any loss of confidentiality, integrity or availability of systems or data could have a significant impact on the nation's economy.
The recent wave of DDoS attacks against top U.S. banks is a wake-up call for organizations that are ill-prepared to fight against such an attack. NIST's Matthew Scholl offers strategies to mitigate the threat.
Developing a bring-your-own-device
policy that's well-integrated with an organization's overall information security strategy requires a multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach, says attorney Stephen Wu.