A rider covertly added to the law to fund the government through September requires select agencies to assess technology purchases for cyber-espionage and sabotage, a process that could make it harder to buy wares to secure IT.
Illinois-based bank holding company QCR decided to make a shift in its online-banking platform strategy after a risk assessment revealed security enhancements and customer experience improvements were needed.
Intel has added privacy to the portfolio of its top information security executive, Malcolm Harkins, who says too many information security professionals are "color blind or tone deaf" to privacy, wrongly thinking strong data protection provides privacy safeguards.
A bill to reform the Federal Information Security Management Act, which is heading to the House of Representatives, delineates the responsibilities for each agency's chief information security officer. Read what they are.
A rapidly evolving threat landscape calls for the next generation of information security professionals to have strong technical and communications skills. Security leaders highlight their top requirements.
DDoS attacks, mobile malware and tax fraud are growing concerns for U.S. banks. But what's the top threat these institutions and their customers face in 2013? Nancy Guglielmo of BITS offers her insights.
Most people will remember March 13, 2013, as the day Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio ascended to the papacy as Pope Francis. But for those who consider cybersecurity vital for society's well-being, it's an historic date as well.
Army Gen. Keith Alexander, who heads the U.S. military's Cyber Command, says it isn't the role of the government to defend American banks against distributed-denial-of-service attacks that have targeted them for the past several months.
On the record, security experts talk about the improvements banking institutions have made in DDoS defense, and there's no doubt they have made major improvements. Off the record, they are less optimistic.
The HIPAA Omnibus Rule stresses the need for business associates to adequately safeguard patient information. What are the implications? Here's what a federal privacy officer and a consumer advocate have to say.