As one team of researchers analyzes a new version of Duqu, a worm related to the Stuxnet Trojan blamed for disabling Iranian centrifuges used to enrich uranium, other researchers zero in on who is behind the worm discovered last fall.
A recent research paper that raised questions about the efficacy of RSA public-private key cryptography shouldn't alarm IT security practitioners, says Eugene Spafford of Purdue University. Here's why.
Army Gen. Keith Alexander, the head of the U.S. military's Cyber Command and National Security Agency, paints a bleak picture with mounting challenges to the Defense Department's and nation's IT systems at a House hearing.
Health information exchanges should obtain patient permission before they take any steps toward making medical records available for potential exchange, according to a new report from the New York Civil Liberties Union.
Although the Obama administration's recently announced Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights shouldn't be seen as the "be-all, end-all," says privacy and data security lawyer Lisa Sotto, they are an important step forward in getting industries and leaders to start thinking about privacy more seriously.
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.
Jason Clark, CSO of Websense, has spent a significant amount of time meeting with over 400 CSOs. From his interactions, Clark offers his advice on how chief information security officers can be more effective.
Protecting the availability, confidentiality and integrity of information are the core tenets of IT security. But an FBI cybersecurity leader, Steve Chabinsky, suggests the central theme of IT security needs to be broadened to include assurance and attribution.
The rise in hacktivism and data breaches changed the information security landscape. These incidents also influenced the content of RSA Conference 2012, says Hugh Thompson, event program committee chair.