White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt, in an exclusive interview, expresses optimism that Congress could enact significant cybersecurity legislation this year even if President Obama doesn't get all that he wants in an IT security bill.
"The changes we propose in revision 4 are directly linked to the current state of the threat space - the capabilities, intentions and targeting activities of adversaries - and analysis of attack data over time," says NIST's Ron Ross.
With the threat landscape significantly different since it issued its guidance four years ago, NIST sets out to revise Special Publication 800-61, Computer Security Incident Handling Guide, with help from industry, government agencies and academia.
Federal authorities on Feb. 24 released a proposed rule setting certification standards for electronic health record software for Stage 2 of the HITECH Act EHR incentive program. Learn what it says about encryption.
Banking regulators have begun examining institutions for conformance to the FFIEC Authentication Guidance. What gaps have they found? Terry Austin of Guardian Analytics offers insight and security tips.
Challenged by sophisticated threats and the complexity and cost of security, global leaders wonder: "Is my organization going to be the next breach headline?" IBM's Latha Maripuri discusses global trends.