Smart phones that give many IT security managers headaches in developing security policies are being used in increasing numbers to help safeguard systems and applications, thanks to more muscular biometric features, says Steve Vinsik of Unisys.
To mitigate the top threats for 2013, organizations need to understand the motivations of potential attackers so they can adequately defend their networks and systems. Experts describe risk management strategies for the year ahead.
Karen Scarfone, who coauthored NIST's encryption guidance, sort of figured out why many organizations don't encrypt sensitive data when they should. The reason: they do not believe they are required to do so.
As the recent PATCO case shows, fraud litigation is moving away from just establishing damages. The key legal question now is: What is reasonable security? Attorneys discuss the 2013 fraud legal landscape.
Absent a uniform method, the NIST interagency report investigates credential revocation, focusing on identifying missing requirements, and suggests a model for credential reliability and revocation services that addresses those missing requirements.
Nearly five years after announcing a competition to develop a new cryptographic hash algorithm, the National Institute of Standards and Technology announces a winner that was designed by a team of European scientists.
Far too many identity solutions today rely on simple user names and passwords, says Brent Williams, CTO of Anakam Identity Services - the identity product line of Equifax. But the future of identity is bright, he says.