FBI Director Robert Mueller says the bureau will apply the methods it uses to combat terrorism along with old-fashioned gumshoe practices such as infiltration of criminal networks to battle cybercriminals.
White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt, in an exclusive interview, expresses optimism that Congress could enact significant cybersecurity legislation this year even if President Obama doesn't get all that he wants in an IT security bill.
"The changes we propose in revision 4 are directly linked to the current state of the threat space - the capabilities, intentions and targeting activities of adversaries - and analysis of attack data over time," says NIST's Ron Ross.
The U.S. Treasury is asking banking institutions to play a more active role in the fight against organized crime. Fraud experts at Ernst & Young share what the Treasury's new demands mean for future investments banks have to make.
Incidents of card data exposure, such as Citibank's recent online breach, get regulators' attention. And sources say banking examiners are increasingly asking tougher questions about the protection of consumer data.
With the threat landscape significantly different since it issued its guidance four years ago, NIST sets out to revise Special Publication 800-61, Computer Security Incident Handling Guide, with help from industry, government agencies and academia.