As enterprises move more applications to the cloud, continuous monitoring will play a greater role in assuring the software is patched in a timely manner, says John Streufert, DHS director of federal network resilience.
It's not malware, crime rings or hacktivists. What, then, are among the threats that concern security leaders most? CISO Tom Newton offers new insight on today's top threats and strategies to combat them.
Sharing information about physical and cyber threats needn't be segregated under the U.S. federal government's National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding, says Kshemendra Paul, who manages the implementation of the strategy.
The idea of the U.S. federal government and industry jointly developing IT security best practices will do little to help critical infrastructure operators defend against cyber-risk, says Business Roundtable Vice President Liz Gasster.
Smart phones that give many IT security managers headaches in developing security policies are being used in increasing numbers to help safeguard systems and applications, thanks to more muscular biometric features, says Steve Vinsik of Unisys.
It isn't so much the changing threat landscape that causes security leaders to re-assess their approach to incident response. Mobility and the expanding perimeter are the real factors driving change....
With Congress facing $1.2 trillion in budget cuts, Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel says funding for cybersecurity initiatives will likely be affected. But with smart planning, government information technology should not be placed at risk.
Kathryn Marchesini, a privacy adviser at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, outlines the three most important steps healthcare organizations should take to avoid breaches of information on mobile devices.
Tom Ridge, the first Homeland Security secretary, questions the wisdom of granting the Department of Homeland Security greater authority to influence IT security within the federal government and the nation's critical IT infrastructure.
With different nations establishing different privacy standards, organizations face adopting the most stringent regulations in order to be compliant everywhere they operate, says Marc Groman, a director of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.