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.
Instead of sabotage, as Stuxnet was used on Iranian nuclear centrifuges, Duqu is designed to gather intelligence that could help attackers mount a future digital assault on industrial control facilities.
Mike Brown and Amry Junaideen see audits as great tools to promote heftier IT security budgets, substantiating where dollars should be spent to safeguard an organization's information systems and assets.
"This guidance ... will allow the market to evaluate companies in part based on their ability to keep their networks secure," Sen. Jay Rockefeller says. "We want an informed market and informed consumers, and this is how we do it."
The nation's new chief HIPAA enforcer views the protection of privacy as an important way to help ensure patients have access to care. And his passion about the issue means you can expect HIPAA enforcement efforts to intensify in the months ahead.
RSA Chief Executive Art Coviello challenged a widespread belief that cybersecurity awareness could curb cyberthreats: "There's no amount of consumer education to make them smart enough to resist attacks. They're just too sophisticated."