The administration is exploring issuing an executive order to direct federal agencies to secure the nation's critical infrastructure by working with the private sector to develop security standards, says John Brennan, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism.
The continuing loss of data to China suggests that the federal government should carefully assess the cybersecurity implications associated with the expansion of Chinese cloud and mobile providers in the U.S.
Sen. Susan Collins, who, like President Obama, backs the Cybersecurity Act, cautions the president against issuing an executive order to protect the nation's critical IT, saying it would send an signal that congressional action isn't urgently needed.
Mike Mitchell, who serves as chairman of the PCI Security Standards Council, says mobile is a focus for leaders in the payment security space. So does the PCI Council expect emerging tech to influence the PCI-DSS?
The Democratic Party platform on cybersecurity suggests that President Obama will take unilateral action to safeguard the nation's critical IT infrastructure because of Congress' inability to enact comprehensive cybersecurity legislation.
Cyber is part of our everyday lives. Still, in many cases, a natural - or perhaps an unnatural - divide exists between the virtual and physical worlds. This is especially true in the way we deal with crime.
The only way to put a dent in financial fraud and cybercrime is through aggressive prosecution and tough sentences for the guilty. That's why a sentencing last week in the RBS WorldPay case is disappointing.