A former federal government CISO dismisses suggestions that IT security can be enhanced by tweaking the processes behind the implementation of the Federal Information Security Management Act. FISMA is badly flawed, he argues, and must be reformed by a new law.
Using technology to prevent breaches is insufficient. Security leaders also must address the human factor, making sure staff members receive appropriate training on clear-cut policies - before it's too late.
Smaller nation-states have been upping the ante of cyber-attacks for years, and now one has shown us exactly the kind of cyberdestruction that extremist elements are willing and able to conduct, former-U.S. National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell writes.
The continuing loss of data to China suggests that the federal government should carefully assess the cybersecurity implications associated with the expansion of Chinese cloud and mobile providers in the U.S.
When you and I say 'cloud,' we may think of two very different things, ISACA leader Peter Spier writes. Partly this stems from a lack of common definition on the term. Read on to see how such confusion can be overcome.