Owners of critical infrastructure might be shamed into providing the necessary security to safeguard their information assets. That's one takeaway of a compromise Senate bill proposed by Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse and Republican Jon Kyl.
Howard Schmidt takes exception with aspects of our blog that addresses his position in the White House hierarchy and relationship with agencies' chief information security officers. Here's his response.
LinkedIn contends it had on staff world-class security experts when nearly 6.5 million members' hashed passwords were pilfered, although the social media company has neither a chief information officer nor chief information security officer.
Israel is being blamed - or, perhaps, taking credit - for the creation of Flame, the sophisticated cyberspyware that has targeted organizations in the Middle East, especially its mortal enemy, the government of Iran.
A cybersecurity public service campaign would do more than just make individuals aware of their own online behavior, but raise awareness to the economic threat posed by IT vulnerabilities, an issue political candidates should address.