National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander declined to say that the agency would stop using contractors in top secret IT positions to prevent a leak such as the one that exposed NSA programs to collect metadata on American citizens.
The FDA has issued draft guidance urging medical device makers to develop cybersecurity controls. It has also released tips for how healthcare organizations can mitigate cybersecurity risks to devices.
The information security industry needs to hit rock bottom, says Akamai's Joshua Corman. And then - to truly improve information risk management - it needs to develop a new, adversarial view of the world.
Having the right log and access management tools in place - and not all tools are used by all agencies at all times - doesn't mean that the proper authorities are alerted in a timely manner to activities that could jeopardize the nation's security.
Secure messaging based on the Direct Protocol may eventually be applied globally because of worldwide interest in health information exchange, some backers say. The protocol incorporates international standards.
It's impractical for organizations to ban staff members from using personally owned devices for work or to avoid having a formal BYOD policy, says Peter Swire, a former presidential adviser on privacy issues.