Enacting legislation to compel tech companies to help law enforcement decrypt data on mobile devices would diminish America's standing as a moral leader in the world, a nation looked up to by billions of people, even with our many flaws.
Tools and techniques need to be identified to aid law enforcement in gathering evidence from devices, such as smartphones, while safeguarding the security and privacy of individuals. Can stakeholders find that middle ground?
Neither the FBI nor Apple looks good in the days following the postponement of a hearing on whether Apple should be forced to help the bureau crack open the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters. The FBI's credibility is being questioned as Apple's security technology is being tarnished.
The Justice Department's appeal of a court order that the government can't compel Apple to unlock an iPhone used by an accused drug dealer is significant because it sets in motion a process that could lead to a Supreme Court ruling on whether mobile device makers must give law enforcement an encryption backdoor.
Reliable data specifying the number of people employed in the United States in cybersecurity field is hard to find. But one government survey shows a 5 percent increase among information security analysts in 2015.
Cybersecurity is becoming an issue in the U.S. presidential campaign, finally. That's good news because it's critical in our day-to-day lives. But are the candidates doing the issue justice in the way they address it?
After jumping by 33 percent in 2014, the number of Americans who consider themselves IT security professionals has remained flat for the first half of 2015, according to an examination of federal government employment data. That's bad news for employers seeking IT security pros to hire.
Although they apparently weren't caused by cyber-attacks, the impacts of computer failures at the New York Stock Exchange, United Airlines and the Wall Street Journal have much in common with the aftermath of breaches.
The Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit tackles digital business, a concept that blurs the physical and digital worlds, and requires organizations to reconsider how they approach IT security and risk management.
Leaders and top practitioners from numerous federal government agencies will transplant themselves to San Francisco this coming week to share their knowledge on a wide range of topics at RSA Conference 2015.
Enterprises need to think beyond malware, breaches and insider threats when assessing information security. Keeping hardware up and running - available - is a crucial aspect of securing essential data.
Initial reports suggested that Russian hackers could behind an attack against JPMorgan Chase, and perhaps other U.S. banks. While it's still far from clear who the culprits are, experts discuss the potential hacking motivations of a nation-state.
White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel is under fire for perceived 'bragging' about his lack of technical expertise. But was Daniel, in fact, bragging? And is he off base in saying his job doesn't require deep technical experience?