A key aim of the Next Generation Cyber Initiative has been to expand the FBI's ability to quickly define 'the attribution piece' of a cyberattack to help determine an appropriate response, the FBI's Richard McFeely says.
Hurricane Sandy slammed the East Coast Oct. 29, causing widespread damage and power outages. As a result, business continuity plans are being put to the test. How are governments, financial institutions and healthcare organizations responding?
Connecticut is working to improve its cyber incident response, including updating its breach notification law and enacting a privacy task force. Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen explains why.
Human genome sequencing can support groundbreaking research leading to improved treatments. But before genetic testing can become common, privacy issues need to be tackled, says Lisa M. Lee, who heads a presidential advisory panel.
Employing cloud computing services could help organizations defend against the type of distributed denial of service attacks that have temporarily crippled the online service of major American banks, says NIST's Matthew Scholl.
When it comes to fighting DDoS attacks, institutions must understand the threats against them, says Bill Wansley of Booz Allen Hamilton. Varying attack vectors require different modes of detection and prevention.
What's missing from remarks by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and others is how the stalemate that led to the filibuster of the Cybersecurity Act could be resolved. Will the election make a difference?