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  • Tougher Challenges Ahead to Secure IT

    Technology as an Enabler for the Bad Guys, Too Tougher Challenges Ahead to Secure IT
    Steve Durbin sees technology as a threat enabler.

    Nine compelling threats will make securing IT more challenging than ever over the next two years, says Steve Durbin, managing director of the Information Security Forum. Read more...

  • LifeLock at 10: Identity Fraud Evolves

    CEO Todd Davis on the New Generation of ID Threats, Controls LifeLock at 10: Identity Fraud Evolves
    Todd Davis, CEO, LifeLock

    When Todd Davis helped found LifeLock in 2005, ID fraud was a niche consumer issue. Today it's a major enterprise risk. What are today's top fraud threats, and where are some of the surprising security gaps? Read more...

  • Gartner: Digital Risk Officers on Rise

    Teaming with CISOs to Address New Risks Gartner: Digital Risk Officers on Rise
    Sid Deshpande, Gartner

    Large enterprises are engaging new digital business models as part of their growth strategy. Such innovation gives rise to the increase of the new "digital risk officer," says Gartner's Sid Deshpande. Read more...

  • Spikes CEO on 'Air-Gapped' Browsers

    Founder Channels Lessons Learned From SpaceX, PayPal Spikes CEO on 'Air-Gapped' Browsers
    Brandon Spikes, CEO and CTO of Spikes Security

    When IT veteran Branden Spikes founded his own company devoted to isolating browsers from attacks, he thought building the technology would be the top challenge. The venture capital community proved him wrong. Read more...

  • Obama Unveils Cyber Training Initiative

    Program Aims to Bolster Nation's High-Tech Workforce Obama Unveils Cyber Training Initiative
    President Obama announces the TechHire initiative.

    President Obama, in announcing the TechHire program, outlines a plan to help employers fill more than a half million vacant IT jobs in the United States, including those requiring cybersecurity, software development and network administration skills. Read more...

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    Breach Notification Bill Advances

    Amendments to Keep Some State Safeguards Rejected By Eric Chabrow
    Breach Notification Bill Advances

    Efforts by some Democratic members of a House subcommittee to amend a national data breach notification bill so that states could retain tougher data security requirements have failed. The measure now advances to a full committee.

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    3 States to Probe Premera Breach

    Looking for Answers About Cause, Response By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    3 States to Probe Premera Breach

    Three state insurance commissioners are launching a joint investigation into the cyber-attack against Premera Blue Cross, which exposed personal data of 11 million individuals nationwide. Find out what will be examined.

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    Google's Psychological Patch Warfare

    'Project Zero' Rewrites Vulnerability Disclosure Norms By Mathew Schwartz
    Google's Psychological Patch Warfare

    Psychologically speaking, nothing beats the power of a well-timed deadline. And love it or hate it, Google's 90-day "Project Zero" deadline for fixing flaws - before they get publicly disclosed - has rewritten bug-patching rules.

  • Article

    GAO Faults IRS Security Processes

    Alleges Agency Fails to Appropriately Secure Key Applications By Eric Chabrow
    GAO Faults IRS Security Processes

    A Government Accountability Office audit shows that Internal Revenue Service financial and taxpayer data remain unnecessarily vulnerable to inappropriate and undetected use, modification and disclosure.

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    White House Creates IT Director Post

    Recordon Was Co-Developer of OpenID Authentication Protocol By Eric Chabrow
    White House Creates IT Director Post

    David Recordon, a founding member of the OpenID Foundation, had been Facebook's engineering director for nearly six years before accepting the position of director of White House information technology.

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