The answer seems obvious, especially in the context of IT security and information risk. Yet, is it, especially when developing codes and standards, as well as funding research and development initiatives that involve taxpayer money?
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued new guidance titled "Recommendation for Block Cipher Modes of Operation: Methods for Key Wrapping," the sixth part of a series of recommendations regarding the modes of operation of block cipher.
Heading into 2013, security leaders across industry feel confident about their processes and technology. People, though, continue to create the greatest risks. Can "awareness in depth" make a difference?
A draft of new guidance intended to be a blueprint to validate and implement a secure infrastructure as a service cloud computing offering has been issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Karen Scarfone, who coauthored NIST's encryption guidance, sort of figured out why many organizations don't encrypt sensitive data when they should. The reason: they do not believe they are required to do so.
While some healthcare organizations are quickly rolling out privacy and security policies for employee-owned mobile devices, others are moving slowly. What BYOD tips do healthcare security leaders offer?
CISOs' top three priorities for 2013 are emerging threats, technology trends and filling security gaps, says RSA CISO Eddie Schwartz. But what new strategies should leaders employ to tackle these challenges?
House Cybersecurity Caucus Co-Chair Jim Langevin sees the new International Telecommunication Regulations, approved in Dubai earlier this month over the objections of the U.S., as a veiled threat to suffocate Internet freedom around the world.
The Government Accountability Office is preparing a comprehensive analysis of the nation's cybersecurity strategy to determine its effectiveness in securing government IT and critical information infrastructures.
In recent weeks, the federal tally of major health information breaches has been growing at a relatively slow pace. Is that evidence that healthcare organizations are getting better at preventing breaches?
Threats have evolved, and so have our Internet needs. This is why organizations need to explore the security and productivity gains of the next-generation firewall, says Patrick Sweeney of Dell SonicWALL.
A federal advisory panel will urge the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to provide physicians and hospitals with best practices for verifying the IDs of patients using web portals to access records.