The United States - and other advanced societies - shouldn't let the reliability of their electric grids lull them into being unprepared for possible massive power outages caused by cyberattacks, cybersecurity expert Harry Raduege says.
The benefits from employing social media as a way to connect with stakeholders outweigh the risks, says David Bradford, the editor of a new survey of risk managers. Still, he says, the risks must be adequately addressed.
A federal advisory committee has expressed support for the concept of eventually requiring multi-factor authentication for clinicians and other individuals involved in certain riskier electronic health information transactions.
Now that Congress has failed to enact significant cybersecurity legislation, President Obama needs to find new ways to secure key government and business IT systems, says Melissa Hathaway, a former top White House cybersecurity adviser.
The recent theft of an unencrypted laptop computer containing information on more than 9,500 patients of a hospital and a home health agency has Connecticut's Attorney General asking for an explanation.
Senate supporters of the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 failed to gain the 60 votes necessary to bring the measure up for a vote, a significant setback for those seeking enactment of a comprehensive cybersecurity law this year. The vote was 52 to 46.
"We find it hard to believe that there are any reasons or basis to oppose this legislation," presidential counterterrorism adviser John Brennan says of the Cybersecurity Act of 2012. "I'm just very puzzled as to why individuals would oppose this."