Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., the presumptive chairman of the Senate committee with government IT security oversight, hasn't immersed himself heavily in cybersecurity issues during his 4-year Senate tenure.
The breach of an unclassified White House IT network unveiled last week is disturbing, although not surprising. But the way the Obama administration is informing Congress - and the public - about the cyber-attack is equally unsettling.
The White House cybersecurity coordinator says his comment about his lack of tech expertise being an asset, widely criticized in the blogosphere, was an awkward attempt to express his view that a wide range of skills are needed in the cybersecurity field.
As the IT security workforce reaches a record high in the United States, what does that workforce look like? It remains overwhelmingly white and male. Here's an explanation of the latest employment statistics.
Top government leaders express high confidence in the security of state IT systems, which could explain why chief information security officers don't feel they're getting enough money to build stronger IT security.
The social media savvy Islamic State frightens most of the world with its gruesome Internet postings of executions and online recruitment of new Jihadists. But is the terrorist group likely to launch cyber-attacks?
What's as disturbing as news of the Chinese hacking U.S. defense contractors' systems is that the contractors failed to notify the military of most of those intrusions because of how they interpreted cyber-intrusion reporting requirements.
Recalling an up to 10-day delay in Homeland Security helping other agencies cope with the Heartbleed vulnerability, DHS's Phyllis Schneck champions FISMA reform legislation that would codify the department's role as guardian of civilian agency IT.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may have been a bit premature to claim Israel has deployed a cyber "iron dome" to protect its critical IT and defense systems. But a new initiative under way will try to do just that.
Enterprises need to think beyond malware, breaches and insider threats when assessing information security. Keeping hardware up and running - available - is a crucial aspect of securing essential data.
Initial reports suggested that Russian hackers could behind an attack against JPMorgan Chase, and perhaps other U.S. banks. While it's still far from clear who the culprits are, experts discuss the potential hacking motivations of a nation-state.
The United States Cyber Command represents an advancement in the war against cyber adversaries, but can it unite the services to provide the nation with a cyber defense or should the military establish a new, cyber branch?
White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel is under fire for perceived 'bragging' about his lack of technical expertise. But was Daniel, in fact, bragging? And is he off base in saying his job doesn't require deep technical experience?