The best ideas to secure the Internet do not come from the top-down government approach imposed by some foreign governments, but from the openness derived by a multi-stakeholder process, says Christopher Painter, America's top cyber diplomat.
While user education is valuable, needed and helpful, there is one problem with this approach - it only partially works, and partially working is simply not good enough, security expert George Tubin contends.
As IPv6, the new Internet protocol, moves closer to implementation, security options will be enhanced, says EMC researcher Davi Ottenheimer. But what about the new challenges? Here, he reviews what to expect.
What's most fascinating about the nomination of Suzanne Spaulding to be undersecretary of the Department of Homeland Security's National Protection and Programs Directorate is the fact that many of those in the know didn't realize the post was vacant.
The hotline, the communications link established between Washington and Moscow during the Cold War to avert a nuclear war, is being used to warn of potential cyber and environmental crises, the State Department's Christopher Painter says.
Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters' attacks on U.S. banks are back, and strikes waged July 31, without a doubt, prove it, says Akamai's Mike Smith. So why are security experts so puzzled by recent DDoS events?
NSA Deputy Director John Inglis tells a Senate panel that the agency neither fired nor admonished any personnel in connection with the leak by Edward Snowden of details about top-secret intelligence-gathering programs.
Kim Peretti, the ex-prosecutor who helped nab Heartland hacker Albert Gonzalez, says recent indictments offer insights into the actors behind global fraud schemes that affected 160 million cardholders.
A judge finds WikiLeaks leaker Bradley Manning not guilty of aiding the enemy but convicts him on other charges. How will the mixed verdict sway NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's decision on whether to remain on the lam?