A Department of Homeland Security system used to conduct background checks has been exposing personally identifiable information of employees and contractors since July 2009. DHS says the vulnerability has been fixed.
If everyone supports the idea of sharing cyberthreat information, then why is information sharing so difficult? Shawn Henry, a former investigator with the FBI, tells how organizations can clear their biggest hurdles.
Intel Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer Malcolm Harkins sees having one leader who handles IT security and privacy responsibilities as essential. "At the end of the day," he says, "there's a level of common objectives."
NIST's Ron Ross, a big NASCAR fan, likens new security controls guidance to the tools race-car builders use to prevent drivers from breaking their necks when crashing into a brick wall at 200 miles an hour.
A Senate panel approved a bill to strengthen e-mail privacy protections despite concerns expressed by the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission that the legislation could hinder investigations.
It isn't just the quantity of cyber-attacks that's staggering; it's the quality. The average hacker now has access to nation-state-level attack capabilities, says James Lyne of Sophos. How can organizations defend?
A 143-point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average proves the power of social media and the havoc it can cause when an account gets hacked. It's time for social media companies to tighten the authentication process.
The UK government pledges at Infosecurity Europe to help businesses improve cybersecurity. But it's going to take more than vouchers and training to address Europe's top threats to security and privacy.
Ignoring a White House threat to veto the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the bill known as CISPA, sending the measure to the Senate.
To meet Obama administration concerns, the House sponsors of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act amended the bill. But a White House spokesman says those changes didn't go far enough to protect citizens' privacy and civil liberties.