On the one-year anniversary of al-Qassam Cyber Fighters' first announcement about DDoS attacks against U.S. banks, experts discuss what may happen next, including whether the group will join forces with the Syrian Electronic Army.
The Department of Health and Human Services is considering consolidating information security activities in light of a watchdog review that found potential duplication among multi-million-dollar investments.
Federal regulators are spearheading an effort to improve patient data matching with an aim of identifying best practices for bolstering patient safety. Learn why Russ Branzell of CHIME and others say the effort is so important.
OpUSA's planned Sept. 11 DDoS against U.S. banks and governmental agencies proved to be uneventful, experts say. But they warn that other potential attacks, especially those with a Syria connection, could prove to be far more serious.
In his four years as a top DHS cybersecurity policymaker, Bruce McConnell learned that to build trust with the public, the federal government must be more transparent in the way it approaches security and privacy.
Until the interoperability of EHRs can be achieved, the Direct Project can help ensure the secure transfer of patient information during a disaster, says Tia Tinney, who's heading a collaborative effort.
Consolidating Microsoft Active Directory isn't just a technical challenge, but a personnel one as well. Just ask Johnson Matthey's Steve Way, who had to calm dozens of administrators he labels as "masters of their own universe."
While organizations wait for possible cyberthreat intelligence sharing legislation, the community is proactively working to share valuable information among different industries, says MS-ISAC Chairman Will Pelgrin.
Though others deemed Bruce McConnell as one of the government's most innovative security thought-leaders, he says his vision of how best to secure IT evolved during his just-ended 4-year tenure at DHS as a senior cybersecurity policymaker.
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.
What's most fascinating about the nomination of Suzanne Spaulding to be undersecretary of the Department of Homeland Security's National Protection and Programs Directorate is the fact that many of those in the know didn't realize the post was vacant.
Because state HIEs vary in connectivity and interoperability levels, secure e-mail based on the Direct Project offers a dependable way of sharing patient data during a disaster, says Tia Tinney of the Southeast Region Collaborative for HIT.
Whether or not Congress enacts cyberthreat intelligence sharing legislation, the IT security community is moving forward with its own information sharing initiatives, MS-ISAC Chairman William Pelgrin says.