Federal authorities deserve credit for adding privacy and security details to the final version of the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan, several observers say. But some still believe the document doesn't go far enough in spelling out specific action steps and priorities.
Information security poses a major challenge to the widespread adoption of cloud computing, yet the Cloud Security Alliance, an association of cloud stakeholders, sees the cloud as a provider of information security services.
Requiring even limited use of metadata tags for stage two of the HITECH Act's electronic health record incentive program is premature and inappropriate, three associations have told federal authorities.
Known as "recursion" among his LulzSec compatriots, Cody Kretsinger is among the hacking group's members responsible for the breach of Sony Pictures Entertainment computers between May 27 and June 2, according to federal authorities.
The Dutch company that was deceived by hackers into issuing fraudulent digital certificates is liquidating its assets under the protection of a bankruptcy court in the Netherlands after failing to recover from the attack.
"We find a lot of security professionals saying, 'I'm just going to get another certification, or I'm going to get deeper into this technology skill,'" says researcher David Foote. "That's not going to get you very far."
President Obama's plan to slash more than $3 trillion from the nation's deficits, unveiled on Monday, includes savings of more than $5 billion from cutting waste, fraud and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid.
A look at the impact of President Obama's $4 trillion plan to reduce the federal government's deficit over the next decade while creating jobs in the coming year on information security employment and spending.
"It's important, in that climate today, where we have very sophisticated cyberattacks taking place, to have the ability to do a fairly comprehensive analysis on the threat space," NIST Senior Computer Scientist Ron Ross says.
The shift to monthly reports of key metrics through CyberScope from annual FISMA filings allows security practitioners to make decisions using more information and more quickly than ever before, OMB Director Jacob Lew says.