Michigan this month merged government agencies responsible for physical and information security, consolidating resources as well as opening new areas for growth and partnership, state Chief Security Officer Dan Lohrmann says.
RSA Chief Executive Art Coviello challenged a widespread belief that cybersecurity awareness could curb cyberthreats: "There's no amount of consumer education to make them smart enough to resist attacks. They're just too sophisticated."
Bank of America says weekend problems with its website were not related to any online breaches or attacks, although one analyst called the timing "curious" - coming one day after the bank announced new debit card fees.
In recent years, the government has taken steps to improve federal IT infrastructure. While the 9/11 terrorist attacks were certainly a wake-up call, legislation and reform was always inevitable, says Mark Forman, former federal CIO.
Security incidents reported over the past five years have placed the confidentiality, integrity and availability of sensitive government information and information systems at risk, an annual GAO review reveals.
New guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology defines an information security continuous monitoring strategy and shows how organizations can create an information security continuous monitoring program.
"The same American ingenuity that put a man on the moon also created the Internet," President Obama says. "We must now harness that spirit of innovation to ... secure technologies to build a safer, more prosperous future for all Americans."
Elayne Starkey recently gave up her BlackBerry for an iPhone, and uses the Apple mobile device for personal and work doings, securely connecting to the computer system of her employer, the state of Delaware.
Successful wire fraud attacks cause losses averaging between $100,000 to 200,000 per victim. So, it's not surprising that banks are being sued by business customers for alleged failures to prevent fraud via ACH.