"Cybersecurity remains a priority for my administration, and we are committed to protecting our critical infrastructure by taking decisive action against cyberthreats," President Obama says in a proclamation designating December Critical Infrastructure Protection Month.
A wave of security breaches serves as a catalyst for all types of organizations to assess the need for cyber insurance. Here's the story of one institution that saw the threat and took out a $10 million policy.
The bust of six Estonians for one of the biggest online frauds ever is reminiscent of another type of organized crime: drugs. Despite the similarities, there's one big difference between drugs and online crimes.
The potential is real: Congress could slash tens of millions of dollars or much more from initiatives to safeguard the government's critical and most sensitive information and systems. Is such a dire outcome certain?
IT security practitioners should understand why the bits, bytes and network connections - the technologies - are important to their organization's goals. Ignorance of the mission, for IT security folks, isn't bliss.
Today ends National Cybersecurity Month, and one thing is clear: cybersecurity awareness does not equate secure cyber. "The market still doesn't appreciate how much good cybersecurity is worth," Rep. Jim Langevin says.
New research from Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute provides further evidence why IT security isn't just the problem of an enterprise's security organization but of its top non-IT leadership as well.