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.
The PATCO fraud dispute could have been settled in 2009, says co-owner Mark Patterson. Why did the case drag on, and what can banking institutions and fraud victims learn from PATCO's recent settlement?
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.