Within a month, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security hopes to launch a program to help states protect voter registration databases and systems in advance of the 2020 presidential election. Security experts say that in light of recent ransomware attacks against units of government, the effort is overdue.
The Department of Health and Human Services has issued proposed changes to privacy rules related to the sharing of patient records created by federally assisted substance use disorder treatment programs. Do the proposals go too far, or not far enough?
Apple released a patch on Monday that fixes a bug it accidentally reintroduced in a previous patch update. The flaw allowed iOS enthusiasts to jailbreak their up-to-date devices, but also could have been put to malicious use by hackers.
With new threats targeting the nation's critical infrastructure, partnerships among government and private-sector security professionals are more critical than ever, says Brian Harrell of the new U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
F. Ward Holloway of Forescout Technologies sorts through what he sees as common misconceptions about the "zero trust" approach to security, including the assumption that it can prove to be too costly and complex to implement.
Healthcare organizations must actively manage their in-house medical internet of things to ensure that they can provide high levels of patient care while minimizing the inevitable risks posed by internet-connected medical devices, says Fortified Health Security's Dan Dodson.
The payment card industry needs to do more to tackle the rising problem of fraud, says information security expert William H. Murray, pointing to the new Apple Card - which lacks the card number printed on it - as an example of how the industry must evolve. But numerous cultural challenges remain, he says.
When crafting an identity and access management strategy, organizations need to balance the need for improved security with giving employees the freedom they need to do their jobs, says John Bennett of LastPass by LogMeIn.
Third-party vendor risk continues to pose a security challenge to organizations. Despite many having formal policies for managing third-party risk, almost half of organizations say they've suffered a data breach that traces to a third-party vendor, says Mark Sangster of eSentire.
More organizations are applying a highly automated "zero trust" model to ensure that they only give the right amount of privilege to the right user for the right amount of time, says Markku Rossi, CTO of SSH Communications Security.
The decline of the network perimeter as the cornerstone of enterprise cybersecurity means that CIOs and CISOs are increasingly focusing on identity to ensure that only the right people connect to systems, says Okta's Clare Cunniffe.