National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander declined to say that the agency would stop using contractors in top secret IT positions to prevent a leak such as the one that exposed NSA programs to collect metadata on American citizens.
Regulations initially cause organizations to spend more funds on data breaches, but eventually those rules could save enterprises money, the Ponemon Institute's Larry Ponemon says in analyzing his latest study on breach costs.
Collecting massive amounts of data on individuals, whether in the government or private sector, has become the norm in our society. It's not quite Orwellian, but it's a situation we might have to learn to live with.
As they develop mitigation strategies, organizations must keep in mind that all cyber-attacks, ranging from DDoS to phishing, ultimately aim to compromise data - and they virtually all are advanced and persistent.
What can U.S. and European organizations learn from Asia-Pac about advanced mobile tech and increasing cyberthreats? That's a question I hope to answer while in Singapore for RSA Conference Asia Pacific 2013.
Breaking into the IT security field - a male-dominated profession - is a challenge for women. Lisa Xu, CEO of NopSec, identifies the hurdles she had to overcome and offers strategies for women to grow in their careers.
If everyone supports the idea of sharing cyberthreat information, then why is information sharing so difficult? Shawn Henry, a former investigator with the FBI, tells how organizations can clear their biggest hurdles.