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?
Grocery chain Schnucks has won a court ruling against its payments processor and merchant bank, setting a $500,000 cap on how much it must pay for a 2012 POS breach. Learn how imprecise contract terms played an important role in the ruling.
President Obama urged Congress in his State of the Union address to pass legislation to better meet the evolving cyberthreat, but spent very little of the speech explaining its dangers or detailing his cybersecurity legislative agenda.
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman proposes updating state law to require businesses, including out-of-state firms with New York customers, to implement new safeguards to protect personal consumer data they store.
Emerging malware increasingly puts banks and their customers at risk for fraud. The sooner malware is detected and removed, the less likely banks are to suffer regulatory penalties and fines, and steep losses linked to fraud.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was set to star in a satirical video game, in which he battled the forces of imperialist oppression with the help of unicorns and narwals - until hackers apparently disrupted game development.