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.
NIST's Ron Ross sees the cloud as helping to reduce the complexity of keeping data secure. But security expert Eugene Spafford of Purdue University offers a different viewpoint in the first part of a two-part joint interview.
Breach statistics for 2012 show DDoS attacks dramatically increased in all sectors, says Verizon's Dave Ostertag. "If your organization, company or agency has a presence on the Internet, you're a potential victim now."
As the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council prepares to update the PCI Data Security Standard, malware attacks aimed at payments networks are garnering attention from fraud professionals, says the council's Jeremy King.
Homeland Security's inspector general office sees significant improvements in cyberthreat information sharing between the government and the private sector. But the IG says more must be done. Here's why.
Providers of technologies employees acquire through unconventional channels that could bypass their employers' supply-chain controls are known as "shadow suppliers." Here's why you should care about them.
Ronald Sanders says it isn't easy to answer the question of whether the information security field should be professionalized. The former human capital officer at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence explains why.
Getting buy-in for information security spending from those who hold the purse strings can be tricky unless risks are properly assessed and articulated. See how some healthcare security leaders tackle the budget challenge.
New focus for anti-fraud pros: Cloud computing providers whose employees may steal or harm customer data they host. Experts from Carnegie Mellon University's CERT Insider Threat Center offer prevention tips.
Former federal prosecutor Kim Peretti understands international crime investigations. And she calls the arrests in the $45 million global bank heist "a victory for us." What lessons can investigators draw from the case?
Insider threat case study: Dawn Cappelli tells how three individuals quit their jobs at a law firm, then used a free cloud service to sabotage files containing proprietary client information from their ex-employer.