Serious flaws significantly negate the benefit of $182 million spent on IT security and the efforts of the 677 employees and contractors fully devoted to information security across the department, the IG said.
In 2002, Congress passed the E-Government Act, containing the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). This law requires federal agencies - and the foundations, educational institutions, and organizations that receive federal funds to develop, document, and implement information security programs to...
Congress should consider enacting legislation allowing the government to regulate how the private sector handles and stores data to battle the growing problem of data breaches, Rep. Yvette Clarke says.
NIST IT Lab Director Cita Furlani says the agency is ready to answer the call to develop new ways to measure IT security as Congress moves toward changing the way to determine the safety of federal information systems.
Interview with Cita Furlani, NIST Information Technology Laboratory Director
Think of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and most people charged with safeguarding government IT assets think of NIST's information security guidance. But NIST's core strength lies in its long history of measurement and...
Regardless of their size or mission, all federal agencies must provide proper cyber defenses to protect government IT assets regardless of where they're situated, says NRC's chief information security officer.
The Obama Administration has a heavy emphasis on information security, and already we're seeing greater attention paid to cybersecurity and FISMA reform. Now is the time for government agencies to benchmark and strengthen their information security programs.
Learn from security veteran Patrick Howard, CISO of the...