As NIST continues to develop a cybersecurity framework that mostly private operators of the nation's critical infrastructure could voluntarily adopt, what are the key gaps that still need to be filled?
Microsoft touts new security features built into the Windows 8.1 Enterprise operating system. But are they enticing enough to win over organizations that are reluctant to upgrade from older OS versions?
The panel would review the latest intelligence and communications technologies to determine the risk of unauthorized disclosure to national security and foreign policy, as well as assess the need to maintain the public trust.
The Federal CIO Council will trim its committees from six to three to focus its efforts on IT security, portfolio management and innovation. Each committee will report to a 14-member executive committee chaired by Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel.
In the wake of the NSA leak by former systems administrator Edward Snowden, how can organizations limit the amount of data access offered to those managing IT systems? Former CIA CISO Robert Bigman explains.
After months of delay, a hearing has been scheduled to discuss a controversial accounting of disclosures proposal that calls for giving patients the right to a full report outlining who has accessed their records.
The Obama administration is floating the idea that critical infrastructure owners would more likely adopt voluntary security best practices if the government engages the insurance industry to help develop its cybersecurity framework.
Federal advisers want to stress the value of risk assessments even more strongly in Stage 3 of the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program. Meanwhile, regulators are studying how to address health information exchange security issues.
Farzad Mostashari's successor as leader of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will have plenty of privacy and security issues to tackle, industry observers say. Find out what they say is on the to-do list.
Phyllis Schneck, the next deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security, comes to the job with a different set of experiences than her predecessors - and that could prove valuable.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is cutting it close with deadlines to address the security risks of a project vital to new state health insurance exchanges slated to begin operations Oct. 1, a new report concludes.