Addressing cyber-attacks is not just a technology issue. It requires a holistic view from the entire organization, says ISACA's Jeff Spivey, who emphasizes the need for a framework approach to security.
Our analysis of U.S. government labor statistics shows a sizable increase in the IT security workforce. But the way the occupation is defined may have as much to do with the increase as the number of jobs themselves.
Getting critical infrastructure operators involved is the biggest challenge the federal government faces in creating a cybersecurity framework, says NIST's Adam Sedgewick, who leads efforts to create the framework ordered by President Obama.
Aimed to be voluntarily adopted by the nation's critical infrastructure operators, the cybersecurity framework will revolve around a core structure that includes five major cybersecurity functions: Know, Prevent, Detect, Respond and Recover.
The European parliament recently voted to extend and strengthen ENISA. With this, the agency is expected to play a key role in top cybersecurity initiatives across the EU, says the agency's Steve Purser.
Here are some questions we'd like to ask the former systems administrator at the National Security Agency to learn more about the motivation behind his leak of the U.S. government's top-secret information collection programs.
Facebook acknowledges it exposed 6 million members' phone numbers and e-mail addresses to unauthorized viewers, the latest example of IT security incidents creating mistrust of corporations and governments.
In defending against distributed-denial-of-service attacks, enterprises must comprehend the motives of the cyber-assailant, Booz Allen Hamilton's Sedar Labarre says. He outlines how organizations should assess their risks.
Robert Bigman, former CISO at the CIA, says many government agencies and other organizations have yet to take adequate steps to prevent rogue systems administrators from accessing sensitive information on systems they manage.