A two-year pay freeze isn't likely to hurt the government in hiring and retaining infosec pros. People often choose to work for the government for a higher cause, to play a vital role in protecting the national interest.
What's embarrassing about the WikiLeaks episode isn't just the precarious position the publication of diplomatic cables put the U.S. in with its allies but the likelihood that one, low-level analyst accessed sensitive data without authorization and then leaked them.
The possibility grows that hackers could take away control of the car from drivers as more automakers provide vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications networks to third-party development.
As hospitals and clinics develop strategies for complying with the privacy and security provisions of the HITECH Act and HIPAA, they must be careful not to overlook the additional risks involved in using wireless technologies.
This week's top news and views: EHR Security: Lessons From a Pioneer; Grading Obama on Privacy; Strategic Tips on Wireless Security. And don't miss our audio week-in-review podcast by Howard Anderson, managing editor.