Britain has an IT skills gap problem, not unlike its American cousin's, as well as nearly every other nationality. Besides technical experts, society needs psychologists, law enforcers, strategists, risk managers, lawyers and accountants with cyber know-how.
Revision 3 of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Interagency Report 7511 defines the requirements and associated test procedures necessary for products to achieve one or more Security Content Automation Protocol validations.
The Government Accountability Office is preparing a comprehensive analysis of the nation's cybersecurity strategy to determine its effectiveness in securing government IT and critical information infrastructures.
South Carolina's Revenue Department went nearly a year without a chief information security officer before its tax system was hacked this summer. The agency's chief says the state couldn't find a qualified candidate for the job that pays $100,000 a year.
Given the magnitude of sensitive information on Social Security Administration computers, the inspector general says, any loss of confidentiality, integrity or availability of systems or data could have a significant impact on the nation's economy.
More than half of U.S. Department of Energy desktop systems tested by the inspector general failed to apply security patches for known vulnerabilities, though the software fixes were issued months earlier.
Gov. Nikki Haley realizes the potential political consequences of a breach, which explains why she held three press conferences on three consecutive days to address her administration's response to a computer breach of the state's tax IT system.
The HHS Office of Inspector General plans to scrutinize whether any HITECH Act electronic health record incentive payments have been inappropriately issued and review HIPAA compliance enforcement efforts.
Suspending the HITECH Act's electronic health record incentive program, as suggested by four GOP congressmen, is a misguided idea that could hamper efforts to cut healthcare costs and jeopardize data security.
Do we have any reason to believe that any targeted banking institution will be better prepared next week to ward off a distributed denial of service attack like those that rocked three banks this week?