Senior leaders in business and government are buying in to the need for more cybersecurity investments as well as threat-intelligence sharing, new research shows. But why are they still struggling to hire the right security pros?
Purdue University's Eugene Spafford discusses the ethical issues that have been brought to the forefront by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden's leaks of classified details on a number of top-secret government surveillance programs.
Using "synthetic identities" to commit fraud is becoming easier, but it's increasingly difficult for organizations to detect this type of deception, says Claudel Chery of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
Rather than waiting until they're a breach victim, organizations should reach out to law enforcement officials to develop a good working relationship in battling cybercrimes, federal prosecutor Erez Liebermann says.
In releasing the preliminary version of the cybersecurity framework, the head of NIST re-emphasized the voluntary nature of the guide, but he said critical infrastructure operators have a responsibility to adopt the recommended best practices.
Organizations must develop a "defensible response" to data breaches and fraud incidents because of the likelihood of a regulatory investigation or legal action, says attorney Kim Peretti, a former Department of Justice cybercrime prosecutor.
Organizations collect a wealth of information as part of their governance, risk and compliance programs, and security professionals are missing out on important insights if they don't take advantage of it.
IT security leaders need to develop a strong, holistic security and risk management strategy as they implement advanced, strategic technical capabilities, IBM's David Jarvis says in analyzing new survey results.
What's it take to succeed as an information security leader? J.J. Thompson of Rook Consulting, Malcolm Harkins of Intel and others offer insights on the growing number of skills that are now essential.
The partial government shutdown caused NIST to miss the deadline for publishing a preliminary version of the cybersecurity framework, but the agency expects to meet the February deadline for releasing the final version.
Learn why Frederick Chang, the new head of the cybersecurity program at Southern Methodist University, says the time has come to create a "science of security" that abandons the current reactive strategy.