If the Chinese government hacked the U.S. Office of Personnel Management for espionage purposes, then the U.S. government's $133 million contract to provide ID theft monitoring services is a waste of money. Instead, the agency could have used the funds to safeguard its systems against future attacks.
If there's one thing federal regulators want to drill into the heads of covered entities and business associates about data breach prevention, it's this: Stop procrastinating, and conduct a risk analysis and encrypt most of your computing devices right away.
In a security landscape where the frenetic pace of technology has changed paradigms in ways organizations are struggling to cope with, Blue Coat's Hugh Thompson advises adopting a 'Degrees of Freedom' approach.
The Telangana government is taking steps to address the state's cybersecurity skills shortage. See its emerging plans to align with academia and industry bodies to build partnerships and new capacities.
Just how prepared are Japanese entities for dealing with the risks from targeted attacks? What are the unique considerations and the maturity level? Trend Micro's Masayoshi Someya shares his perspective.
With so much stolen PII available to fraudsters, it's time for banks and others to move to more sophisticated forms of authentication of customers' identities. Knowledge-based authentication is no longer reliable.
Breached dating website FriendFinder allegedly missed email warnings from security researchers that its site had been breached and customers' data was being sold on a "darknet" site. What can other businesses learn from that apparent mistake?
Security expert Mike Canavan of Kaspersky Lab North America pinpoints several critical security steps that organizations can take to help reduce the likelihood they'll become a victim of a hacking attack.
(ISC)Â² and the Cloud Security Alliance have unveiled a new cloud security professional certification designed to measure advanced competence. Will training for the certification help professionals gain a better understanding of cloud security?
A new Partnership for Public Service report explains why the federal government faces a slew of problems in hiring and retaining IT security professionals. It also proposes initiatives to boost the government's cybersecurity workforce.
With India facing a major staffing deficit in cybersecurity, the National Security Database is redoubling its efforts to organize a credible workforce. Director Rajshekhar Murthy shares these initiatives.
Leaders and top practitioners from numerous federal government agencies will transplant themselves to San Francisco this coming week to share their knowledge on a wide range of topics at RSA Conference 2015.