Inspector General Patrick Malley deems as inadequate the existing approach to state IT security governance that resulted in a breach last summer of a Department of Revenue tax system, which exposed the Social Security numbers of nearly 4 million taxpayers.
McAfee CPO Michelle Dennedy and Intel CISO Malcolm Harkins work for the same company, but in some ways they are worlds apart. How must privacy and security leaders bridge gaps to face challenges ahead?
President Obama has proclaimed December as Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Month, and is using that declaration to continue his campaign to get Congress to enact comprehensive cybersecurity legislation.
Absent a uniform method, the NIST interagency report investigates credential revocation, focusing on identifying missing requirements, and suggests a model for credential reliability and revocation services that addresses those missing requirements.
A new report says the Department of Health and Human Services must improve oversight of the HITECH Act's EHR incentive program, so that providers show better proof of compliance, including risk assessments.
The leaders in Congress on cybersecurity matters are the chairs of the committees that have jurisdiction over IT security. In both houses, chairmanship changes mean new lawmakers will lead legislative initiatives on cybersecurity in the 113th Congress.
South Carolina's Revenue Department went nearly a year without a chief information security officer before its tax system was hacked this summer. The agency's chief says the state couldn't find a qualified candidate for the job that pays $100,000 a year.
Given the magnitude of sensitive information on Social Security Administration computers, the inspector general says, any loss of confidentiality, integrity or availability of systems or data could have a significant impact on the nation's economy.
The recent wave of DDoS attacks against top U.S. banks is a wake-up call for organizations that are ill-prepared to fight against such an attack. NIST's Matthew Scholl offers strategies to mitigate the threat.