"A cyberattack perpetrated by nation states or violent extremists' groups could be as destructive as the terrorist attack on 9/11," U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says. "Such a destructive cyber-terrorist attack could virtually paralyze the nation."
Do we have any reason to believe that any targeted banking institution will be better prepared next week to ward off a distributed denial of service attack like those that rocked three banks this week?
Suspending the HITECH Act's electronic health record incentive program, as suggested by four GOP congressmen, is a misguided idea that could hamper efforts to cut healthcare costs and jeopardize data security.
DDoS attacks have existed for years. But the latest wave brings new threats to organizations. How should they defend against these attacks? Ashley Stephenson of Corero Network Security offers insights.
Healthcare providers often fail to conduct comprehensive, timely risk assessments, as required by regulators. But security expert Kate Borten says they can leverage new guidance to help get the job done.
Cybersecurity thought-leader Ira Winkler has been appointed new international president of the Information Systems Security Association. Find out about his plans for creating a healthcare special interest group.
Employment of IT security professionals in the United States is at an all-time high, our analysis of the latest U.S. government jobs data shows, but the growth in the profession isn't keeping pace with the demand for these skills in business and government.
Delaware state information security officers recently convened for a day of meetings and training to better prepare for incidents in their individual agencies, an event state CSO Elayne Starkey compares to fire drills.
"Any bug, beacon or backdoor put into our critical systems could allow for a catastrophic and devastating domino effect of failures throughout our networks," says Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Select Committee on Intelligence.