Although suggestions in a new Federal Trade Commission staff report do not have the force of law, they do provide guidance on how the agency could enforce American federal laws and regulations to protect the privacy of users of smart phones and tablets.
Some organizations concerned about the security flaws of third-party applications are building in-house app stores to service mobile device users. Read how the VA and Sanofi US have tackled the challenge.
Throughout 2013, security professionals will continue to face evolving mobile security challenges, says Javelin's Al Pascual, who, in a new report, analyzes the changing mobile threat landscape for the year.
As a growing number of enterprises turn to cloud computing, the government could reclassify the cloud as a critical infrastructure, putting it on par with electrical grids, public-health networks and banking systems. Will regulations follow?
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.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology plans to develop platform options for secure health information exchange, especially among smaller providers. But how soon will the platforms be available?
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.
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.