In defending against distributed-denial-of-service attacks, enterprises must comprehend the motives of the cyber-assailant, Booz Allen Hamilton's Sedar Labarre says. He outlines how organizations should assess their risks.
David Kibbe of DirectTrust explains how the group's enhancement of a security and trust framework could help organizations meet the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program's Stage 2 health information exchange requirements.
The federal government has identified dozens of cases of alleged falsification of reports submitted by investigators - federal employees and contractors - examining individuals being considered for security clearances.
An HHS inspector general report on the shortcomings of a government contractor's USB drive security practices is a reminder of why all healthcare organizations need to control the use of mobile storage media and ports.
Robert Bigman, former CISO at the CIA, says many government agencies and other organizations have yet to take adequate steps to prevent rogue systems administrators from accessing sensitive information on systems they manage.
Researcher Billy Rios and a partner found password vulnerabilities in 300 medical devices, prompting the Department of Homeland Security to issue a security advisory to device manufacturers, healthcare facilities and users.
Security and privacy professionals should be cautious about the type of information they share with the federal government's intelligence community, says Peter Swire, a former White House privacy counselor.
To prevent leaks, the National Security Agency is considering a number of measures, including reducing the number of systems administrators it employs, Director Keith Alexander tells a House committee.