Aimed to be voluntarily adopted by the nation's critical infrastructure operators, the cybersecurity framework will revolve around a core structure that includes five major cybersecurity functions: Know, Prevent, Detect, Respond and Recover.
More than one-quarter of the U.S. Senate is asking the national intelligence director to reveal more information to the public regarding the government's programs to collect massive amounts of data on communications of ordinary Americans.
A side benefit of consolidating the military's 15,000 networks is the need for fewer systems administrators. Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says that should help diminish the insider threat.
Distributed-denial-of-service attacks are perfect weapons for cybercriminals and political adversaries, says Prolexic's Scott Hammack, who explains why any organization with an online presence should brace itself for attacks.
A national provider directory now in development will help pave the way for secure health information exchange, says David Whitlinger of the New York eHealth Collaborative, which is leading the effort.
Facebook acknowledges it exposed 6 million members' phone numbers and e-mail addresses to unauthorized viewers, the latest example of IT security incidents creating mistrust of corporations and governments.
Although major healthcare data breaches appear to be on the decline this year, losses and thefts of unencrypted devices continue to be a problem. Bill Lazarus of Stanford Medicine explains how his organization is tackling the issue.