With the news that several large technology companies are going to assist in funding critical open source projects such as OpenSSL following the Heartbleed exploit, security experts weigh in on the move.
To help address the shortage of qualified cybersecurity professionals, (ISC)Â² is offering colleges and universities a variety of assistance with bolstering cybersecurity education and preparing students for certification.
In the five years since the HITECH Act was signed into law, there have been some major successes and disappointments concerning health information security and privacy, says Joy Pritts of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
A hot topic among U.S. federal government security managers and other infosec pros is developing a process to vet mobile applications. The National Institute of Standards and Technology is offering a solution called AppVet.
As 10 regional health information exchanges in New York become interconnected into a statewide network, consistency in core privacy and security policies is proving essential, says David Whitlinger, executive director of the statewide initiative.
Following a data breach, sensitive information, including credit card data, is often sold through the underground economy. Security experts discuss why it's so difficult to shut down online criminal forums.
A George Mason University research fellow says the cybersecurity framework, issued earlier this year by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, is likely to cause more problems than it solves.