Emerging technologies, application vulnerabilities and regulatory compliance force organizations to bridge the development and security silos and find avenues for interdisciplinary cooperation to produce secure software.
In today's world, where certain data must be let in so governments and businesses can realize their missions, firewalls must be able to see the content flowing through networks, NIST Computer Scientists Tim Grance and Murugiah Souppaya say.
Once a CEO understands the value and risks catered through mobile functionality, it is easier to discuss mobile innovations, policy and how the company can then strike a balance to meet customer and employee requirements.
The information security profession is at a crucial turning point as professionals scramble to develop new skills in the arenas of cloud computing, mobile applications and social media, a new survey shows.
The NSA looks to expand its cybersecurity, science and engineering workforce. "Our need for these skills is enormous; therefore, we need to be using cool high tech tools," says Kathy Hutson, agency associated director for human resources.
Cyber criminals typically will move on to a target that is much less secure but those behind advanced persistent threats will spend months if not years trying to penetrate an IT system until they succeed, says Dmitri Alperovitch, McAfee Labs threat research vice president.