Verisign, operator of two of the 13 root name servers that route traffic on the Internet, has revealed that outsiders attacked its computer network several times in 2010, but top management did not learn of the incidents until September 2011.
Establishing an effective security incident response program is a key component of an information risk management strategy. And NIST has issued draft guidelines to help organizations implement such a program.
Rep. Dan Lungren, the bill's chief sponsor, contends the regulatory approach taken by his bill would be less intrusive on the private sector than proposed Senate legislation and a plan by President Obama.
Much more work needs to be done to build public trust in efforts to protect the privacy and security of electronic health records and the exchange of health information, according to a new report from The Bipartisan Policy Center.
"These changes might not otherwise be troubling but for one significant change to your terms of service: Google will not permit users to opt out," the leaders of a House panel say in a letter to Google CEO Larry Page.
IT security provider Symantec says it identified multiple publisher identifications on the Android Market that are being used to push out Android.Counterclank, which it characterizes as a bot-like threat that can receive commands to carry out certain actions, as well as steal information from the device.
People, as much as anything else, are a critical aspect of information risk management, and businesses and government agencies must monitor employees - and educate them, as well - to thwart a potential threat from within.
The Department of Veterans Affairs' effort to expand use of smart phones and tablets won't pick up speed until after it implements an enterprisewide mobile device management system to monitor the devices, says CIO Roger Baker.