The creation of the California Cybersecurity Integration Center demonstrates that the state is taking a proactive approach to securing its digital assets, says Mark Weatherford, a former California state CISO and onetime DHS deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity.
The insider threat is one that organizations often want to overlook. But it's hard to ignore when they are losing critical assets. Lockheed Martin's Douglas Thomas tells how to sell an insider threat program.
The U.S. migration to EMV chip payment cards, which is progressing slowly, will be overshadowed by EMV-compliant mobile payments, says Gray Taylor of Conexxus, a convenience store and petroleum industry technology association.
While covered entities and business associates are becoming more aware of the need to encrypt patient data at rest, they often overlook securing data as it's shared and received, says security expert Joe Meyer of Coalfire.
The 6-year-old U.S. Cyber Challenge, designed to build interest in cybersecurity careers, is going strong, as participation in its online competition and cyber boot camps continues to grow, says Karen Evans, the organization's national director.
President Obama characterizes hacks of American businesses by Chinese hackers as an "act of aggression" against the United States and promises his administration will take action against the Chinese if they don't stop.
As federal HIPAA enforcers increasingly scrutinize business associate compliance, BAs need to be paying close attention to the details of settlements that federal regulators are signing with covered entities for HIPAA non-compliance cases and data breaches, says privacy attorney Adam Greene.
Increasingly, as enterprise leaders plan security investments, they think not just about threats and technology, but also how to tie their decisions to business performance. Gartner's Sid Deshpande explains the shift.
Drawn by the potential for low risk and high reward, criminals worldwide are increasingly pursuing online crime instead of conventional forms of property crime, such as burglary and robbery, warns cybersecurity expert Alan Woodward.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is revamping its guidance on the cybersecurity of wireless infusion pumps. Gavin O'Brien of NIST's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence describes the effort to tackle an issue that's attracting attention in the wake of a recent FDA alert.
Bad news about APT: Attacks are bigger, faster and aimed at a wider variety of targets. How must organizations win board support to improve their defenses? Lockheed Martin's Justin Lachesky shares insight.
The federal government is licensing a government-built anomaly detection tool known as PathScan to Ernst & Young, which, in turn, will refine the software and market it. In an interview, DHS's Mike Pozmantier explains why the government is offering its technology to the private sector.
To prepare for next year's resumption of HIPAA compliance audits, organizations must be ready to demonstrate how they're complying with the revised breach notification rule and how they're providing patients with electronic access to records, says attorney David Holtzman.