If a comprehensive IT security bill is to become law in the 111th Congress, which ends at year's end, the Senate must follow the House of Representative's lead and pass a bill. Here's how it could happen.
Within days, the State Department can tell which systems have and have not been patched. When State CISO John Streufert learned of the critical problem posed by the Aurora vulnerability, he didn't have to send an e-mail. The process was automated.