You can be outraged that the NSA collects Internet communications records of U.S. citizens. But don't be surprised, says sociologist William Staples. This is just one example of our "culture of surveillance."
Governments and others using cloud-based services should keep 10 security tips in mind, including making sure they can maintain control of their data if a service provider goes bankrupt, says Dimitra Liveri, co-author of a new report.
In the wake of a surge of lawsuits, bipartisan Congressional support is building for a measure designed to help protect banking institutions from frivolous patent infringement claims, says NAFCU's Brad Thaler.
From a risk management perspective, the federal HealthCare.gov website should be shut down until its technical problems are fixed and end-to-end security testing is completed, says consumer advocate Christopher Rasmussen.
For risk managers, an often overlooked step for minimizing supply chain risks is to continually monitor outsourcers and other third parties to address critical security issues, says the Information Security Forum's Steve Durbin.
Computer scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology are developing new ways to apply encryption when storing or searching data in the cloud, says Paul Royal, associate director of the university's information security center.
U.S. Attorney Steve Wiggington says identity theft, especially linked to card skimming, is still the No. 1 fraud threat facing financial services institutions as well as consumers. He stresses information sharing is critical for fighting fraud.
Every second, 80 "things" are being connected to the Internet, and ISACA's Rob Stroud says that requires information security professionals to identify and mitigate threats, protect individuals' privacy and manage access.
Curt Kwak, CIO of the Washington state health insurance exchange, explains the steps his team took to help ensure the launch went relatively smoothly, paving the way for thousands to sign up for insurance.
New requirements to mitigate payment card risks posed by third parties, such as cloud providers and payment processors, are a focal point of the PCI Security Standards Council's updated data security standard.
As Michigan deploys its Cyber Civilian Corps, the state will need to address some of the same challenges the federal government faces in sharing cyberthreat information between the government and the private sector, state CIO David Behen says.