Facial recognition, arguably, is the technology that most threatens individual privacy online, and that's on the mind of Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller, who has asked the FTC to report on its growing use.
Many institutions - in and out of government - would hire more IT security professionals if they could be found. According to our analysis of BLS data, there's virtually no unemployment among IT security pros, creating a dearth of IT security specialists.
Don't be too fast to blame Research In Motion for the disruption in BlackBerry service if your organization suffered from the lack of e-mail exchanges. It could be partly your fault, too, says noted infosec lawyer Francoise Gilbert.
It's ironic that Congressional Democrats and Republicans say they're willing to compromise on cybersecurity legislation. With so much else these days in Congress, compromise is not a 10-letter, but 4-letter word.
Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn III cautions that cuts to IT security initiatives, when they come, must be carefully applied, and certain areas must remain exempt from the budget ax, such as cybersecurity.
RSA Chief Executive Art Coviello challenged a widespread belief that cybersecurity awareness could curb cyberthreats: "There's no amount of consumer education to make them smart enough to resist attacks. They're just too sophisticated."
The breach earlier this month of certificate authority DigiNotar could prove to be the worst security event ever to happen on the Internet because it threatens, at its core, a fundamental principle of Internet transactions - economic and social - trust.