The breach earlier this month of certificate authority DigiNotar could prove to be the worst security event ever to happen on the Internet because it threatens, at its core, a fundamental principle of Internet transactions - economic and social - trust.
Take a look at the contract that the Department of Health and Human Services entered with KPMG to conduct HIPAA compliance audits and you'll get a few insights on what healthcare organizations can expect.
"It's important, in that climate today, where we have very sophisticated cyberattacks taking place, to have the ability to do a fairly comprehensive analysis on the threat space," NIST Senior Computer Scientist Ron Ross says.
Michigan CTO Dan Lohrmann will head a new operation to provide state agencies with a single organization charged with the oversight of risk management and security issues associated with state assets, property, systems and networks.
International communication and public-private partnerships are the keys to cybersecurity in the financial space, according to the Department of Homeland Security and the Financial Services - Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
The inability of the Department of Homeland Security to implement appropriate IT and application controls has placed at risk the confidentiality, integrity and availability of DHS's financial and operational data, according to an audit conducted for the department's inspector general.
Intelligence expert Terry Roberts says cyber intelligence, a new approach to IT security, could make significant gains in the coming year. "The good thing is, this isn't really rocket science," says the chair of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance's Cyber Council.
The Reserve Bank of India issued guidance in April, 2011 for banks to mitigate the risks of use of information technology in banking operations. Here is an overview of the nine topics specifically addressed by the guidance.
"You need to understand how you are currently using social media in your organization, and how you intend to use it, before you can define policies around social media," says Erika Del Giudice of Crowe Horwath.
Government officials have confirmed a potential threat by al-Qaida against the United States as the nation approaches the 10th anniversary of the Sept.11, 2001 terrorist attacks that hit the World Trade Center and Pentagon.