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.
Concerns expressed by the National Security Agency director come at a time when Congress is split over the role government should perform in determining the security of the mostly privately owned national critical IT infrastructure.
2011 has offered quite a number of tough lessons for security professionals. Here at (ISC)2, where security education is our focus, the close of another year raises the old teacher's question: "What have we learned, class?"
IT security practitioners should understand why the bits, bytes and network connections - the technologies - are important to their organization's goals. Ignorance of the mission, for IT security folks, isn't bliss.
Heavily regulated industries like banking and healthcare have been reluctant to make the virtualized leap to the cloud, fearing a loss of control could open them to unforeseen risk. Are their concerns unfounded?