By being transparent, federal government agencies can minimize public concern that government monitors individual speech and action on social media, new guidance from the U.S. federal CIO Council advises.
Here are some questions we'd like to ask the former systems administrator at the National Security Agency to learn more about the motivation behind his leak of the U.S. government's top-secret information collection programs.
Facebook acknowledges it exposed 6 million members' phone numbers and e-mail addresses to unauthorized viewers, the latest example of IT security incidents creating mistrust of corporations and governments.
Security and privacy professionals should be cautious about the type of information they share with the federal government's intelligence community, says Peter Swire, a former White House privacy counselor.
The implementation of IPv6, the new Internet communications protocol, will have a major impact on identity and access management. EMC researcher Davi Ottenheimer explains how organizations should prepare.
Collecting massive amounts of data on individuals, whether in the government or private sector, has become the norm in our society. It's not quite Orwellian, but it's a situation we might have to learn to live with.
If everyone supports the idea of sharing cyberthreat information, then why is information sharing so difficult? Shawn Henry, a former investigator with the FBI, tells how organizations can clear their biggest hurdles.
Intel Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer Malcolm Harkins sees having one leader who handles IT security and privacy responsibilities as essential. "At the end of the day," he says, "there's a level of common objectives."
NIST's Ron Ross, a big NASCAR fan, likens new security controls guidance to the tools race-car builders use to prevent drivers from breaking their necks when crashing into a brick wall at 200 miles an hour.
It isn't just the quantity of cyber-attacks that's staggering; it's the quality. The average hacker now has access to nation-state-level attack capabilities, says James Lyne of Sophos. How can organizations defend?
A 143-point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average proves the power of social media and the havoc it can cause when an account gets hacked. It's time for social media companies to tighten the authentication process.
The UK government pledges at Infosecurity Europe to help businesses improve cybersecurity. But it's going to take more than vouchers and training to address Europe's top threats to security and privacy.