A side benefit of consolidating the military's 15,000 networks is the need for fewer systems administrators. Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says that should help diminish the insider threat.
Here are some questions we'd like to ask the former systems administrator at the National Security Agency to learn more about the motivation behind his leak of the U.S. government's top-secret information collection programs.
Distributed-denial-of-service attacks are perfect weapons for cybercriminals and political adversaries, says Prolexic's Scott Hammack, who explains why any organization with an online presence should brace itself for attacks.
Cyberthreats, including distributed-denial-of-service attacks, are growing worldwide. So FS-ISAC is expanding its information sharing efforts internationally to help financial institutions counter the threats, says Bill Nelson, the organization's president.
Facebook acknowledges it exposed 6 million members' phone numbers and e-mail addresses to unauthorized viewers, the latest example of IT security incidents creating mistrust of corporations and governments.
The federal government has identified dozens of cases of alleged falsification of reports submitted by investigators - federal employees and contractors - examining individuals being considered for security clearances.
In defending against distributed-denial-of-service attacks, enterprises must comprehend the motives of the cyber-assailant, Booz Allen Hamilton's Sedar Labarre says. He outlines how organizations should assess their risks.
Robert Bigman, former CISO at the CIA, says many government agencies and other organizations have yet to take adequate steps to prevent rogue systems administrators from accessing sensitive information on systems they manage.
Security and privacy professionals should be cautious about the type of information they share with the federal government's intelligence community, says Peter Swire, a former White House privacy counselor.
To prevent leaks, the National Security Agency is considering a number of measures, including reducing the number of systems administrators it employs, Director Keith Alexander tells a House committee.
The implementation of IPv6, the new Internet communications protocol, will have a major impact on identity and access management. EMC researcher Davi Ottenheimer explains how organizations should prepare.