Manufacturers of PCs and mobile devices must end the practice of preloading "bloatware." Lenovo's experience with offering "free" adware shows the hidden security and performance tradeoffs buyers must endure.
Is your organization running its anti-malware defenses properly? Don't be so sure. A new study finds that essential features built into anti-virus software are not always being used. From an information security standpoint, that's a serious problem.
Lawmakers have begun the process of taking up President Obama's call to enact cyberthreat information sharing legislation. But can Congress reach a consensus on appropriate liability protection, the issue that derailed earlier legislative proposals?
A key component of President Obama's executive order to encourage industry to share cyberthreat data is the creation of information sharing and analysis organizations, or ISAOs. But now, the hard part begins: defining the job and getting it done.
Despite commitments by leading payment card brands to enhance security, some critics say the White House cybersecurity summit produced no specifics for how the public and private sectors will curb cyber-fraud.
President Obama twice threatened to veto info sharing bills sponsored by Rep. Mike McCaul. So when the Texas Republican backs the Democratic president's plan for a cyberthreat intelligence center, you've got to think it's a great idea. Maybe, maybe not.
President Obama has tapped veteran CIO Tony Scott as the top government IT official whose responsibilities include overseeing agencies' compliance with FISMA, the law that governs federal government IT security.
An upcoming series of summits on fighting financial fraud and mitigating advanced persistent threats will provide timely insights from industry thought leaders on the critical steps to take to address emerging risks.
While there's anecdotal evidence that the NIST cybersecurity framework is proving helpful to businesses in their risk management efforts, there's not yet any measureable proof of its success at preventing damaging cyber-attacks.
The Obama administration has taken new, but modest steps to limit the ability of intelligence agencies to collect data on individuals, but the new policy doesn't end the bulk collection program revealed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
Lawmakers are more serious than ever about cybersecurity legislation. Their intent is to enact, but can they compromise on legislation to share cyberthreat information and nationalize data breach notification?
Data breaches are inevitable, hence it's up to executives to ensure their enterprise is secured, without trying to encrypt everything, warns Prakash Panjwani, president and chief executive officer of SafeNet.
In the wake of an "inebriated" government employee crashing a drone on the White House lawn, federal officials sound warnings over the potential weaponization of consumer drones. But is it anything more than a Hollywood-style movie plot?