Our analysis of U.S. government labor statistics shows a sizable increase in the IT security workforce. But the way the occupation is defined may have as much to do with the increase as the number of jobs themselves.
A unit of the U.S. Commerce Department overreacted to perceived malware infections and unnecessarily spent more than half of its IT budget to mitigate the situation, according to an inspector general audit.
Getting critical infrastructure operators involved is the biggest challenge the federal government faces in creating a cybersecurity framework, says NIST's Adam Sedgewick, who leads efforts to create the framework ordered by President Obama.
A new report shows that large data breaches in all sectors last year in California mirror a problem that keeps happening at lots of healthcare entities across the country. Find out what that problem is.
The best argument for enactment of a federal data breach protection law to replace 46 state statutes is that physical location is not relevant in a society that relies on mobile technologies, says public policy advocate David Valdez.
Aimed to be voluntarily adopted by the nation's critical infrastructure operators, the cybersecurity framework will revolve around a core structure that includes five major cybersecurity functions: Know, Prevent, Detect, Respond and Recover.