With Congress facing $1.2 trillion in budget cuts, Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel says funding for cybersecurity initiatives will likely be affected. But with smart planning, government information technology should not be placed at risk.
If we're at war, the fight so far is unbalanced, and the U.S. should be grateful its cyberspace adversary is Iran. "We're probably not very prepared for a virtual conflict against a really competent state, such as Russia or China," says Rand Corp.'s Martin Libicki.
Many organizations are weighing whether cyber-insurance is a worthwhile investment. A decision on the type of policy to buy, and what it should cover, depends, in part, on the type of information that could be exposed.
Kathryn Marchesini, a privacy adviser at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, outlines the three most important steps healthcare organizations should take to avoid breaches of information on mobile devices.
The growing threat landscape exacerbates the IT security skills shortage, meaning many organizations struggle with inadequate and sometimes unqualified staff. How are security leaders addressing the crisis?
A federal advisory panel has recommended that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT issue guidance soon on how to verify the identities of patients seeking online access to their records.
In this week's breach roundup, regulators are investigating a possible breach involving Kaiser Permanente and a business associate, and hackers compromise servers at a University of North Carolina cancer center.