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.
A federal advisory panel has recommended that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT issue guidance soon on how to verify the identities of patients seeking online access to their records.
To mitigate the top threats for 2013, organizations need to understand the motivations of potential attackers so they can adequately defend their networks and systems. Experts describe risk management strategies for the year ahead.
The answer seems obvious, especially in the context of IT security and information risk. Yet, is it, especially when developing codes and standards, as well as funding research and development initiatives that involve taxpayer money?
Karen Scarfone, who coauthored NIST's encryption guidance, sort of figured out why many organizations don't encrypt sensitive data when they should. The reason: they do not believe they are required to do so.
A federal advisory panel will urge the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to provide physicians and hospitals with best practices for verifying the IDs of patients using web portals to access records.
President Obama has proclaimed December as Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Month, and is using that declaration to continue his campaign to get Congress to enact comprehensive cybersecurity legislation.
Absent a uniform method, the NIST interagency report investigates credential revocation, focusing on identifying missing requirements, and suggests a model for credential reliability and revocation services that addresses those missing requirements.
The leaders in Congress on cybersecurity matters are the chairs of the committees that have jurisdiction over IT security. In both houses, chairmanship changes mean new lawmakers will lead legislative initiatives on cybersecurity in the 113th Congress.
President Obama's re-election paves the way for continuation of the HITECH Act EHR incentive program and provides a perfect opportunity for the administration to toughen the program's privacy and security requirements.