Although the Obama administration's recently announced Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights shouldn't be seen as the "be-all, end-all," says privacy and data security lawyer Lisa Sotto, they are an important step forward in getting industries and leaders to start thinking about privacy more seriously.
The White House Office of Management and Budget, in its yearly Federal Information Security Management Act report to Congress, gives departments and agencies mixed grades in their efforts to secure federal IT for fiscal year 2011.
Jason Clark, CSO of Websense, has spent a significant amount of time meeting with over 400 CSOs. From his interactions, Clark offers his advice on how chief information security officers can be more effective.
Cloud security - everybody is talking about it, but what's actually being done? Becky Swain, founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance, discusses transparency, compliance and a new mobile initiative.
Protecting the availability, confidentiality and integrity of information are the core tenets of IT security. But an FBI cybersecurity leader, Steve Chabinsky, suggests the central theme of IT security needs to be broadened to include assurance and attribution.
The rise in hacktivism and data breaches changed the information security landscape. These incidents also influenced the content of RSA Conference 2012, says Hugh Thompson, event program committee chair.
Cloud-computing service provider contracts, for most businesses and government customers, are take-it-or-leave it propositions, so organizations must approach a services agreement cautiously, IT security lawyer FranÃ§oise Gilbert says.