Women in information security are becoming even more of a minority because of poor treatment and stereotypes, says Professor Eugene Spafford. What's the cost to organizations, and how can they break the mold?
With a need for more than 4,000 new specialists over the next two years, the U.S. Cyber Command will look within the military for help, providing training to enlistees to re-invent themselves as cyber pros, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says.
The No. 1 reason Congress, after five years of intensive efforts, has yet to enact comprehensive cybersecurity legislation is differences over how much liability protection to grant businesses to get them to share cyberthreat information.
Having cyber-responders from various civilian agencies located on the same campus should help foster new ideas to battle threats to critical government and private-sector IT systems, a top administration official says.
An address by FBI Director James Comey at the RSA security conference seems to equate civil liberties and privacy. But when he offers an example of balancing Americans' rights with cybersecurity, he mainly refers to the civil liberties, not privacy.
In light of the critical shortage of information security professionals, organizations must strive to become a "center for security excellence" to successfully recruit the specialists they need, says analyst John Oltsik of Enterprise Strategy Group.
Would determining ahead of time which controls should be examined in an information security audit help the federal government - or for that matter, any organization - better identify vulnerabilities across the enterprise?
While many organizations rely on employee training to help mitigate the risks of spear phishing, such efforts are generally ineffective, says Eric Johnson of Vanderbilt University, who explains why a technical solution might be better.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology this spring will unveil updated guidance on role-based cybersecurity training, which will help government agencies as well as private businesses to protect information.
Technology is the biggest challenge to ethics and compliance in organizations today, says Deloitte's Keith Darcy. "We have the capacity to do things before we ever consider the ethical consequences ..."
From new malware to the Target breach, cyber-attacks reached an all-time high in 2013, says Cisco's Annual Security Report. Cyberthreat expert Levi Gundert tells how organizations can regain the advantage in 2014.
Training that's designed to help workers avoid clicking on links from spear-phishing e-mails may be ineffective because employees often fail to read training materials, says Eric Johnson, a Vanderbilt University professor who's co-author of a new study on the subject.
Michigan is deploying the Cyber Civilian Corps, a rapid response team that will assist the state and industries during a major cybersecurity incident. It will include volunteers from government, education and business.