The rapid adoption of electronic health records at physicians' offices, which are making the transition from paper to digitized records in the blink of any eye, means ensuring the security of that information is a major challenge.
Commerce Undersecretary for Standards and Technology Patrick Gallagher sees the private sector, not government, taking the lead to develop tools, processes and standards to help safeguard IT systems and data in and out of government.
Imperva would neither confirm nor deny it helped defend the Vatican website from a hacktivist assault last year, but the IT security provider's director of security, Rob Rachwald, explains how such an attack was constructed and defended.
FBI Director Robert Mueller says the bureau will apply the methods it uses to combat terrorism along with old-fashioned gumshoe practices such as infiltration of criminal networks to battle cybercriminals.
White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt, in an exclusive interview, expresses optimism that Congress could enact significant cybersecurity legislation this year even if President Obama doesn't get all that he wants in an IT security bill.