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.
Gov. Nikki Haley realizes the potential political consequences of a breach, which explains why she held three press conferences on three consecutive days to address her administration's response to a computer breach of the state's tax IT system.
A key aim of the Next Generation Cyber Initiative has been to expand the FBI's ability to quickly define 'the attribution piece' of a cyberattack to help determine an appropriate response, the FBI's Richard McFeely says.
A wave of distributed denial of service attacks on banks raises the question: Should the owners of the nation's critical information infrastructure, when assessing risk, be held to a higher standard because society relies on them to function?
Sen. Susan Collins, who, like President Obama, backs the Cybersecurity Act, cautions the president against issuing an executive order to protect the nation's critical IT, saying it would send an signal that congressional action isn't urgently needed.
The Democratic Party platform on cybersecurity suggests that President Obama will take unilateral action to safeguard the nation's critical IT infrastructure because of Congress' inability to enact comprehensive cybersecurity legislation.
Cyber is part of our everyday lives. Still, in many cases, a natural - or perhaps an unnatural - divide exists between the virtual and physical worlds. This is especially true in the way we deal with crime.
"We find it hard to believe that there are any reasons or basis to oppose this legislation," presidential counterterrorism adviser John Brennan says of the Cybersecurity Act of 2012. "I'm just very puzzled as to why individuals would oppose this."
Information security isn't just the domain of those branded information security professionals but also requires the knowledge of nearly every other IT occupation as well as individuals in many non-technology jobs, too.
Two servers that have protected hundreds of thousands of Internet users will be shuttered early next week, meaning that a number of people won't be able to access the Internet. But for most users, the event will go unnoticed. Here's why.
People receiving IT security graduate degrees are highly educated, but as the Center for Internet Security's William Pelgrin says, "We have a deficit of those individuals who can pick up the ball and run with it very quickly." He's doing something about that.
Howard Schmidt takes exception with aspects of our blog that addresses his position in the White House hierarchy and relationship with agencies' chief information security officers. Here's his response.