President Obama has reportedly decided that the government shouldn't exploit encryption flaws, such as Heartbleed, in most instances unless there's "a clear national security or law enforcement need." But how should that need be determined?
Malcolm Harkins has a unique role. He oversees both security and privacy for global technology vendor Intel. What tips does he offer individuals who seek to build careers in either discipline - or both?
The HHS Office for Civil Rights will resume its HIPAA compliance audit program this fall with a limited number of narrowly focused "desk audits," plus comprehensive on-site audits "as resources allow."
Media reports indicate HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning from her post. The news follows months of scrutiny over the HealthCare.gov site launch, which experienced disruptions and gaps in security.
As news of the Heartbleed bug continues to spread, government agencies in the U.S. and Canada are issuing statements on the vulnerability. Find out the latest on this threat and what thought-leaders are saying.
Advanced threats are like the weather. Everyone talks about them, but few have a solid defense plan - or even a solid understanding of the threat landscape. Mike Nichols of General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions offers insight.
Leading this week's industry news roundup, IBM receives a new mobile technology patent, while Tripwire releases a new vulnerability management solution, and Fiserv announces two new anti-fraud solutions.
The chief executive of the Finnish company that uncovered the Internet website vulnerability known as Heartbleed says security practitioners should rethink how they approach IT security by placing a greater emphasis on vetting software for vulnerabilities.
Security experts agree that the newly-discovered Heartbleed bug is a serious threat, but what are the specific risks, and how can they be mitigated? Thought-leaders offer insights and practical advice.