The White House Office of Management and Budget, in its yearly Federal Information Security Management Act report to Congress, gives departments and agencies mixed grades in their efforts to secure federal IT for fiscal year 2011.
Cybersecurity Act sponsors intensify their campaign to enact the legislation that would change the way the government protects critical federal and private-sector IT networks as a group of key Republican senators offers an alternative bill.
NIST's Ron Ross will be quite busy at RSA Conference 2012, not only promoting revised guidance on security and privacy controls to be unveiled at the securing conclave, but also participating in a panel on one of his favorite topics: continuous monitoring.
President Obama, at a Virginia community college, outlines his budget that calls for strengthening government cybersecurity as the administration plans to reduce overall IT spending by more than a half-billion next year.
People, as much as anything else, are a critical aspect of information risk management, and businesses and government agencies must monitor employees - and educate them, as well - to thwart a potential threat from within.
New guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology defines an information security continuous monitoring strategy and shows how organizations can create an information security continuous monitoring program.
The shift to monthly reports of key metrics through CyberScope from annual FISMA filings allows security practitioners to make decisions using more information and more quickly than ever before, OMB Director Jacob Lew says.