Pennsylvania Chief Information Security Officer Erik Avakian explains how the commonwealth is using a $1.1 million federal grant to pilot a program to furnish single identities to residents who transact state business over the Internet.
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?
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.
New revelations about how the National Security Agency collects and uses e-mail and instant-messaging contact lists demonstrate bad data governance practices that raise serious concerns, a leading privacy attorney says.
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.
When it comes to finding CISOs and other security experts for healthcare organizations, recruiters frequently are looking to those working in other sectors. Find out why - and what skills are in demand.
Mitigating card risks associated with retail malware attacks and POS vulnerabilities is a focus of updates to the PCI Data Security Standard, say Bob Russo and Troy Leach of the PCI Security Standards Council.
On the one-year anniversary of al-Qassam Cyber Fighters' first announcement about DDoS attacks against U.S. banks, experts discuss what may happen next, including whether the group will join forces with the Syrian Electronic Army.
Organizations still have concerns about sharing too much data and threat intelligence to help thwart attacks. But EMC's Kathleen Moriarty says organizations' fears about intellectual property compromises are overblown.
Termination of an employee after a breach should be reserved for repeat offenders, individuals who show a total disregard for the rules, those who seek to harm another or the most egregious incidents, security expert Mac McMillan contends.