The hacker community can be a cynical crowd, or perhaps a realistic one, that tries to make the best of the threats confronting society. CISO Dan Geer, for example, prefers to hire security folks who are, more than anything else, sadder but wiser.
The 9/11 Commission, in its 10th anniversary report, cautions Americans and the U.S. government to treat cyberthreats more seriously than they did terrorist threats in the days and weeks before Sept. 11, 2001.
A security expert and average consumers respond differently to the eBay breach. As most customers retain a high degree of faith in online merchant security, the expert believes eBay committed a serious sin in its lack of strong authentication.
Is having too many stakeholders who care about cyberspace's viability a hindrance to security? That's one way to interpret comments from White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel as he addresses the challenges of governing the Internet.
As Keith Alexander tells it, when he led the National Security Agency, he didn't exist. Alexander discovered that 'fact' after he retired on May 21 as director of the NSA and commander of the Cyber Command and began shopping to buy a new home.
If the NSA's meddling in NIST cryptography standards soiled the reputation of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, an amendment approved by the House of Representatives could help restore it.
Conventional wisdom dictates that the high demand for IT security practitioner would cause salaries to rise, perhaps significantly. But a new study by SANS shows only a slight fattening of paychecks for many IT security professionals.
"Security as a business enabler" was the mantra echoing through the recently concluded 2014 Infosecurity Europe conference in London, a message that should have been heeded by top executives at retailer Target last year.
The fact that the U.S. federal government would, under some circumstances, exploit software vulnerabilities to attack cyber-adversaries didn't perturb a number of IT security providers attending the 2014 Infosecurity Europe conference in London.
The recent Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report notes more than 16,000 incidents in the past year where sensitive information was unintentionally exposed. "Nearly every incident involves some element of human error," the report notes.
Three years ago, trust on the Internet - or the lack thereof - focused, in part, on the faceless hacking groups such as Anonymous and LulzSec. Today, we have a face for this lack of trust, and it looks a lot like Uncle Sam and a Chinese Red Army cybersoldier.