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  • 'Swarming' Talent on InfoSec Challenges

    MS-ISAC Leader Jane Holl Lute on Cybersecurity Cooperation 'Swarming' Talent on InfoSec Challenges
    Jane Holl Lute (Source: Center for Internet Security)

    The new chief executive of the Center for Internet Security, which operates the Multistate Information Sharing and Analysis Center, sees mutual cooperation among enterprises as a way for organizations with limited staff to address critical IT security problems. Read more...

  • Preventing Another OPM-Type Breach

    Former CIA CISO on Practical Defensive Measures Preventing Another OPM-Type Breach
    Robert Bigman

    Would encryption, two-factor authentication and other measures stop a determined adversary from stealing millions of U.S. government personnel files? No, a former CIA CISO says. Read how Robert Bigman would defend against OPM-style cyber-attacks. Read more...

  • OPM Suspends Background Check System

    Union Slams Agency with Class-Action Data Breach Lawsuit OPM Suspends Background Check System

    Following its mega-breach, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management suspends use of its online background check application system, citing a vulnerability. Also, the agency now faces a breach-related lawsuit filed on behalf of federal workers. Read more...

  • Analysis: Why the OPM Breach Is So Bad

    Personal Secrets at Risk After Background Forms Exposed Analysis: Why the OPM Breach Is So Bad
    Ann Barron-DiCamillo of US-CERT testified on the OPM breach.

    Just how bad is the U.S. Office of Personnel Management breach? Consider that spies may now have access to every secret - sexual, financial, familial, medical - shared by personnel seeking security clearances to access classified U.S. information. Read more...

  • InfoSec Spending: Playing Catchup

    Can Shrewd Spending Help Government Defenses? InfoSec Spending: Playing Catchup
    DHS Assistant Secretary Andy Ozment

    President Obama proposes spending more money on cybersecurity, replacing government agencies' antiquated, unsecured systems. But what really needs to be done to thwart breaches, like the hack attack against the Office of Personnel Management? Read more...

  • Article

    Cisco to Acquire OpenDNS

    $635 Million Deal to Boost 'Internet of Things' Security By Mathew J. Schwartz
    Cisco to Acquire OpenDNS

    Cisco announced plans to pay $635 million to purchase cloud security firm OpenDNS to better secure the "Internet of Everything." OpenDNS says the acquisition will leave its products and personnel intact.

  • Interview

    PCI Encryption Standard Updated

    How Optional Standard Can Ease PCI-DSS Compliance By Tracy Kitten
    PCI Encryption Standard Updated

    The PCI Security Standards Council has just released version 2 of its point-to-point encryption standard. Jeremy King of the PCI SSC explains how this optional standard can complement PCI-DSS compliance.

  • Article

    Twins Plead Guilty to Hacking Schemes

    Charged with Attempted State Department Hack, Card Fraud By Mathew J. Schwartz
    Twins Plead Guilty to Hacking Schemes

    Twin brothers, who were once considered computer prodigies, pleaded guilty in federal court to a range of identity theft and hacking-related charges, including an attempted State Department hack.

  • Article

    Medical Center Fraud Cases: 2 Indicted

    Federal Income Tax and Billing Fraud Alleged By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Medical Center Fraud Cases: 2 Indicted

    The Department of Justice has announced the indictments of two individuals in separate fraud cases affecting the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The cases spotlight the challenges healthcare organizations face in the fight against fraud.

  • Article

    Shoring Up HealthCare.gov Security

    With Obamacare's Future Solidified, Privacy Fears in Spotlight By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Shoring Up HealthCare.gov Security

    As hackers increasingly focus their attacks on the government and healthcare sectors, it's more critical to ensure that consumers' personal data is handled securely on Obamacare's HealthCare.gov website as well as state health insurance exchanges.

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