As seen on YouTube, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, more than any other chief executive, in or out of government, is out front leading the response to a breach of its tax system. It's been an education for the governor as well as South Carolinians.
Despite numerous data breaches, as well as financial incentives and penalties, many healthcare organizations aren't taking risk assessment requirements seriously. Experts offer insights on best practices.
Incorporating new concepts such as security-control overlays and placing a renewed emphasis on information assurance, the forthcoming guidance is 'a total rewrite' from the 2009 version, NIST's Ron Ross says.
Acquiring IT security products gets more complicated every day, so SINET's John Muir says it's not unreasonable to expect that even the most informed CISO needs help in identifying the right hardware, software and services to obtain.
Both candidates have made fleeting references to cybersecurity, but neither has addressed the matter in detail. How might the IT security profession be impacted by a President Romney or a second-term President Obama?
Top Department of Homeland Security officials, including Secretary Janet Napolitano and Deputy Undersecretary Mark Weatherford, are emphasizing the need for the department to increase its IT security workforce and skills.