By being transparent, federal government agencies can minimize public concern that government monitors individual speech and action on social media, new guidance from the U.S. federal CIO Council advises.
The National Security Agency is piloting a new program, as a result of the Edward Snowden incident, in which systems administrators with top-secret clearance can access certain secret documents only with the approval of another colleague.
Sony Entertainment Network will withdraw its appeal of a Â£250,000 fine - that's nearly $390,000 - for not taking appropriate steps to safeguard customers' personal information when hackers attacked its PlayStation Network in April 2011.
The apparatchiks at the Kremlin think they're clever sorts with plans to replace computers with typewriters to prevent the American e-spies at the National Security Agency from hacking into Russian intelligence systems.
Angered over the Edward Snowden revelations, DEF CON says the feds should take a 'time-out' from this year's hackers' conference. But a top DHS cybersecurity policymaker says he's still invited to participate in a conclave panel discussion.
A new incident response publication coming from the National Institute of Standards and Technology will include guidance on how to form circles of trust - networks of IT security experts spanning multiple organizations, says NIST's Lee Badger.
Addressing cyber-attacks is not just a technology issue. It requires a holistic view from the entire organization, says ISACA's Jeff Spivey, who emphasizes the need for a framework approach to security.