"Matching an implementation to the cloud definition can assist in evaluating the security properties of the cloud," says computer scientist Peter Mell, author of The NIST Definition of Cloud Computing.
The total number of Americans affected by major health information breaches since the HIPAA breach notification rule took effect could grow by more than 50 percent once two major recent incidents are added to the official federal tally.
Chief Risk Officer is one of the emerging roles in global business. But what does it take to succeed? "You have to go through the school of hard knocks -- have experience and have made mistakes along the way," says Kevin Blakely, CRO at Huntington Bank.
A new federal rule setting the final guidelines for Accountable Care Organizations under federal healthcare reform gives patients the opportunity to veto the sharing of their Medicare claims data with ACOs.
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.
Mark Weatherford, who also served as Colorado's chief security officer, will start work in mid-November in the new post, which absorbs responsibilities previously performed by Phillip Reitinger, now Sony's CISO.
By using federated digital credentials, the federal government has taken a significant step toward creating more efficiency to better serve the needs of the American people in the 21st century, Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt says.
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.
"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."