The State Department's top cyberdiplomat, Chris Painter, explains how the United States is helping other nations beef up their laws and policies to battle cybercrime and improve international collaboration on cyberthreats.
With the prospect of a federal government shutdown, and its implications for IT security, it's worth considering what happened in Minnesota two years ago, when a similar budget squabble shuttered state operations for 20 days.
Successfully implementing the SANS 20 Critical Security Controls requires far more than just deploying systems, platforms or services. Experts offer insights on effective strategies for leveraging technical controls.
Although the U.S. and Chinese governments blame one another for cybermischief, they should collaborate to battle common cyberthreats, says Christopher Painter, the State Department's top cyberdiplomat.
Version 3.0 of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, to be released later this year, will include a focus on the standardization of compliance assessments, says Bob Russo 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.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is re-evaluating a set of its special publications because of concerns expressed by some leading cryptographers that the National Security Agency might have corrupted the guidance.
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.
The House Intelligence Committee warns of threats Chinese chips pose to American IT systems. A new film embellishes that danger. Though pure fiction, the plot could help raise the public consciousness about cyberthreats.
Ransomware attacks are rising, and a resurgence of the banking Trojan Citadel after an earlier botnet takedown is partly to blame, McAfee Labs research shows. Malware expert Ryan Sherstobitoff analyzes the implications.
OpUSA's planned Sept. 11 DDoS against U.S. banks and governmental agencies proved to be uneventful, experts say. But they warn that other potential attacks, especially those with a Syria connection, could prove to be far more serious.