The hunt for a Boston Marathon bombing suspect that locked down the city caused massive disruption to business operations, but enterprises that had business continuity plans in place hardly missed a beat.
The rush to find qualified IT security professionals to meet current cyberthreats could jeopardize IT systems' security in the not-too-distant future, say two leading IT security experts, Eugene Spafford and Ron Ross.
The Boston Marathon tragedy is yet another reminder to organizations to develop alternative ways to communicate with employees during such emergencies. Otherwise, they could put their organizations' continuity plans at risk.
Attacks against U.S. banks using Gozi Prinimalka, the Trojan behind a planned banking blitzkrieg, are quietly continuing, with the most recent infection discovered April 4, McAfee researcher Ryan Sherstobitoff says.
NIST's Ron Ross sees complexity as the biggest risk enterprises face. To ease risk, Ross favors moving data to the cloud. Purdue's Eugene Spafford doesn't fully subscribe to Ross' plan. The two square off in this interview.
President Obama is concerned that a provision buried in a law he signed to keep the government running for the rest of fiscal 2013 would make it much tougher for four federal agencies to secure their IT.
A rider covertly added to the law to fund the government through September requires select agencies to assess technology purchases for cyber-espionage and sabotage, a process that could make it harder to buy wares to secure IT.
Intel has added privacy to the portfolio of its top information security executive, Malcolm Harkins, who says too many information security professionals are "color blind or tone deaf" to privacy, wrongly thinking strong data protection provides privacy safeguards.
Attacks against Facebook, Twitter and other organizations over the past few months should send a message to business owners that they need to better fund cybersecurity, IT security expert Mischel Kwon says.