Bruce McConnell, who just stepped down as one of the federal government's top cybersecurity policymakers, says he understands why some lawmakers don't trust DHS with significant authority to safeguard government IT.
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.
As NIST continues to develop a cybersecurity framework that mostly private operators of the nation's critical infrastructure could voluntarily adopt, what are the key gaps that still need to be filled?
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.
Organizations won't effectively share cyberthreat intelligence until they have more efficient ways of gathering and prioritizing data, says EMC's Kathleen Moriarty, author of a new report about information sharing weaknesses.
The Federal CIO Council will trim its committees from six to three to focus its efforts on IT security, portfolio management and innovation. Each committee will report to a 14-member executive committee chaired by Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel.
In the wake of the NSA leak by former systems administrator Edward Snowden, how can organizations limit the amount of data access offered to those managing IT systems? Former CIA CISO Robert Bigman explains.
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.
The best ideas to secure the Internet do not come from the top-down government approach imposed by some foreign governments, but from the openness derived by a multi-stakeholder process, says Christopher Painter, America's top cyber diplomat.
As IPv6, the new Internet protocol, moves closer to implementation, security options will be enhanced, says EMC researcher Davi Ottenheimer. But what about the new challenges? Here, he reviews what to expect.
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.
The hotline, the communications link established between Washington and Moscow during the Cold War to avert a nuclear war, is being used to warn of potential cyber and environmental crises, the State Department's Christopher Painter says.
A judge finds WikiLeaks leaker Bradley Manning not guilty of aiding the enemy but convicts him on other charges. How will the mixed verdict sway NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's decision on whether to remain on the lam?