Though others deemed Bruce McConnell as one of the government's most innovative security thought-leaders, he says his vision of how best to secure IT evolved during his just-ended 4-year tenure at DHS as a senior cybersecurity policymaker.
The Federal CIO Council will trim its committees from six to three to focus its efforts on IT security, portfolio management and innovation. Each committee will report to a 14-member executive committee chaired by Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel.
In the wake of the NSA leak by former systems administrator Edward Snowden, how can organizations limit the amount of data access offered to those managing IT systems? Former CIA CISO Robert Bigman explains.
After months of delay, a hearing has been scheduled to discuss a controversial accounting of disclosures proposal that calls for giving patients the right to a full report outlining who has accessed their records.
It's an increasingly common question from CEOs. "How is our security program protecting the business?" Pamela Gupta of OutSecure shares insight on what CISOs should demonstrate when they answer that question.
Improper disposal of protected health information poses significant risks, as recent breach incidents demonstrate. That's why organizations need to do a better job vetting disposal companies and verifying that data or devices are actually destroyed.
What do TV's The Big Bang Theory, the computer game Call of Duty and traveling have in common? They're the top leisure pursuits enjoyed by IT security professionals. But what are other common attributes?
The Obama administration is floating the idea that critical infrastructure owners would more likely adopt voluntary security best practices if the government engages the insurance industry to help develop its cybersecurity framework.
Federal advisers want to stress the value of risk assessments even more strongly in Stage 3 of the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program. Meanwhile, regulators are studying how to address health information exchange security issues.
Farzad Mostashari's successor as leader of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will have plenty of privacy and security issues to tackle, industry observers say. Find out what they say is on the to-do list.
Phyllis Schneck, the next deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security, comes to the job with a different set of experiences than her predecessors - and that could prove valuable.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is cutting it close with deadlines to address the security risks of a project vital to new state health insurance exchanges slated to begin operations Oct. 1, a new report concludes.