An audit from the U.S. Energy Department's Inspector General finds that the agency is prone to making the same cybersecurity mistakes year-after-year. This includes exposing critical infrastructure, including nuclear facilities, to outside hacking and attacks.
HHS continues to improve its information security program, but it needs to take steps to address a number of ongoing weaknesses, according to a new watchdog agency report. What are those glaring weaknesses, which are also, unfortunately, common at many healthcare organizations?
Fraudulent social media brand pages are often used for phishing, malware, and other scams which negatively impact your customers and damage your brand reputation. How can organizations take action against these accounts?
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The FBI, Gartner, and many other security analysts cite social media as one of the fastest growing security threats. That is why it is important for security teams at organizations with a significant social media presence to gain an understanding of this new attack surface and develop a plan to protect the...
Little has been done to address the social media hacking problem despite continued headlines. Most organizations lack the protective countermeasures or the expertise to mitigate risk and respond to incidents. Few companies know how to re-gain control after an account compromise or how to prevent an attack in the first...
Social media account takeovers have become synonymous with embarrassing headlines that feature well-known companies and figures. If your organization has a prominent account, cyber attackers will see you as a ripe target.
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Cloud computing initiatives, network monitoring and risk management are driving network security operations. Meanwhile, federal agencies face record levels of threats yet still rely on manual processes and outdated point tools. Agency network security operations must be modernized to streamline network security...
Certification and accreditation (C&A) has been like alphabet soup. As it transitions to assessment and authorization (A&A), it's time to sort through the confusion and identify which terms and processes apply in any given situation.
This paper sorts through the confusion to identify which terms, approaches, and...
A watchdog agency report highlighting data security violations by a Department of Veterans Affairs medical contractor offers a reminder to all healthcare organizations about similar risks their business associates can pose - especially if BAs are inadequately monitored.
As we look ahead to the remainder of 2016, U.S. federal CIOs and their teams face big opportunities as well as challenges in achieving the federal "Cloud First" strategy issued back in 2011.
"Federal CISOs and their teams face a daunting challenge daily of staying FISMA-compliant and secure while moving their...
Being FISMA compliant is tough enough. Doing so in a hybrid cloud, especially when pressured to be FedRAMP certified and continuously monitor systems, adds to the challenge.
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President Obama has tapped veteran CIO Tony Scott as the top government IT official whose responsibilities include overseeing agencies' compliance with FISMA, the law that governs federal government IT security.
We're taking a different tack at GovInfoSecurity this year, recognizing information security leaders who have never appeared on any of our five previous Top Influencers lists. Find out who made the top 10.
Consider President Obama's signing of the Federal Information Security Modernization Act this month an early birthday present for Sen. Tom Carper, the chief sponsor of the legislation that updates FISMA.
The sponsor of Senate-approved FISMA reform, Tom Carper, says it's not a done deal because the House has a dispute over which committee - Homeland Security or Oversight and Governmental Reform - has jurisdiction over the legislation.