Delaware has implemented filters that block unencrypted messages containing the numeric pattern of Social Security numbers: three digits, two digits, four digits, state Chief Security Office Elayne Starkey says.
Federal agencies have until Jan. 28 to complete an assessment on how they handle confidential information, a process prompted by the WikiLeaks episode that exposed 250,000-plus diplomatic cables in November, says OMB Director Jacob Lew.
Imagine drafting the top IT security minds into a defense force to protect the nation's critical IT infrastructure. Defense Minister Jaak Aaviksoo and other Estonian leaders mull the possibility of instituting such a draft.
The Office of the Inspector General will scrutinize the privacy and security policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, as well as the details of the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program.
Researchers explore adapting geolocation technology to identify where data reside on the cloud so organizations can comply with IT security laws and regulations, RSA Chief Technology Officer Bret Hartman says.
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