President Obama, in his State of the Union address, says the executive order will strengthen the nation's cyberdefenses by increasing information sharing with business and developing standards to protect national security and privacy.
Britain has an IT skills gap problem, not unlike its American cousin's, as well as nearly every other nationality. Besides technical experts, society needs psychologists, law enforcers, strategists, risk managers, lawyers and accountants with cyber know-how.
For the fourth consecutive year, Information Security Media Group will be a Platinum Media Sponsor of the RSA Conference. And for the fifth straight year, ISMG editors will host staged sessions at the event.
Security threats to healthcare organizations are on the rise - and so are regulatory requirements. Kim Singletary of McAfee discusses the top breach prevention and response challenges for healthcare organizations in 2013.
Security leaders have a firm grasp on their technology controls and processes as they continue into 2013. It's addressing the vulnerabilities in people that remains the outstanding challenge of the year.
The new measure would require banks, healthcare providers, social media companies, search engines and other e-commerce entities operating in Europe - even those based elsewhere - to report breaches to national authorities.
It isn't just a staffing shortage that stops organizations from building cyberteams. It's a skills crisis, says SANS Institute founder Alan Paller, who tells why now is the ideal time to fill top roles with qualified professionals.
Ron Ross, the NIST computer scientist who heads the initiative that is revising the guidance, characterizes the updated publication as the most comprehensive one since the initial catalogue of controls was issued in 2005.
Revision 3 of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Interagency Report 7511 defines the requirements and associated test procedures necessary for products to achieve one or more Security Content Automation Protocol validations.