NICE's Ernest McDuffie says a proposed cybersecurity workforce framework represents a consensus of government thought on how best to define the jobs, skills and tasks needed to secure information technology.
Improving regulatory compliance efforts is the No. 1 information security priority for healthcare organizations in the year ahead. That's a key finding of the inaugural Healthcare Information Security Today survey.
IT security practitioners should understand why the bits, bytes and network connections - the technologies - are important to their organization's goals. Ignorance of the mission, for IT security folks, isn't bliss.
Medtronic's announcement that it's launching an "in-depth risk/benefit analysis" following an "ethical hack" of one of its insulin pumps is good news. We hope that Medtronic and all other medical device manufacturers launch long-overdue, aggressive efforts to improve medical device safeguards.
Many organizations have the expertise required to implement cyber intelligence but have yet to learn how to integrate those skill sets into an effective, end-to-end process, says Intelligence and National Security Alliance's Terry Roberts.
The BlackBerry disruption strikes at a core IT security precept: availability. Yet, as cybersecurity and IT architecture practitioner Winn Schwartau points out, it also raises the less-often talked about proposition of accountability.