As 2012 nears and federal regulators prepare to examine financial institutions for conformance with the FFIEC Authentication Guidance, just how prepared are banks and credit unions? The answer may surprise you.
A new survey finds that 56% of U.S. banking institutions have conducted risk assessments, but 87% have deployed layered security controls. Are banks ready to conform with the FFIEC Authentication Guidance?
"We will provide critical infrastructure owners and operators the timely access to actionable cybersecurity information necessary to protect their own networks and facilities," says one of bill's chief sponsors, Rep. Dan Lungren.
As legal issues surrounding data breaches become increasingly complex, more organizations are turning to attorneys for post-breach response, says Lisa Sotto, a managing partner for New York-based law firm Hunton & Williams.
With many questions left unanswered regarding comprehensive cybersecurity legislation, the future seems bleak. But there's hope, says Jacob Olcott, a former top Capitol Hill staffer on cybersecurity matters.
2011 has offered quite a number of tough lessons for security professionals. Here at (ISC)2, where security education is our focus, the close of another year raises the old teacher's question: "What have we learned, class?"