Termination of an employee after a breach should be reserved for repeat offenders, individuals who show a total disregard for the rules, those who seek to harm another or the most egregious incidents, security expert Mac McMillan contends.
The House Intelligence Committee warns of threats Chinese chips pose to American IT systems. A new film embellishes that danger. Though pure fiction, the plot could help raise the public consciousness about cyberthreats.
Lee Kim, the new director of privacy and security at HIMSS, says keeping track of where sensitive data is located, detecting breaches and dealing with insider threats are among the most critical issues.
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?
A judge finds WikiLeaks leaker Bradley Manning not guilty of aiding the enemy but convicts him on other charges. How will the mixed verdict sway NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's decision on whether to remain on the lam?
Angered over the Edward Snowden revelations, DEF CON says the feds should take a 'time-out' from this year's hackers' conference. But a top DHS cybersecurity policymaker says he's still invited to participate in a conclave panel discussion.
Addressing cyber-attacks is not just a technology issue. It requires a holistic view from the entire organization, says ISACA's Jeff Spivey, who emphasizes the need for a framework approach to security.
Our analysis of U.S. government labor statistics shows a sizable increase in the IT security workforce. But the way the occupation is defined may have as much to do with the increase as the number of jobs themselves.