Democratic lawmakers issue a report contending electric utilities are constantly under cyber-attack, but Republicans respond those attacks target web portals and not the distribution system. Where's the truth?
Former OMB leaders Karen Evans and Franklin Reeder are trying to determine how to improve evaluation of information security within U.S. federal government agencies in an effort to correct current flaws.
The OWASP Top Ten list of security risks was created more than a decade ago to be the start of an industry standard that could bootstrap the legal system into encouraging more secure software. Here are the 2013 updates.
A recent $1 million cyberheist at a county hospital illustrates why healthcare organizations must pay attention to securing financial as well as clinical data - and educate staff about how to recognize phishing e-mails.
A 143-point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average proves the power of social media and the havoc it can cause when an account gets hacked. It's time for social media companies to tighten the authentication process.
The UK government pledges at Infosecurity Europe to help businesses improve cybersecurity. But it's going to take more than vouchers and training to address Europe's top threats to security and privacy.
Sensitive information contained in Securities and Exchange Commission computers are at risk of being publicly exposed because of lack of proper controls, according to audits by the SEC inspector general.
Getting inspectors general and agencies' IT security heads to agree on how best to evaluate information security should strengthen U.S. federal government agencies' risk management frameworks, say former OMB leaders Karen Evans and Franklin Reeder.
Congressional auditors contend the Internal Revenue Service has failed to implement effectively parts of its IT security program, which could adversely affect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of sensitive taxpayer information.
A government audit reveals that the Census Bureau does not do a good enough job protecting the confidentiality of its data - a stinging conclusion, considering the bureau collects personal information about every individual residing in the United States.