Speculation about the pending update to online authentication guidance has been circulating around water coolers for months now. "A [disclosure] like this could make it more challenging for the regulators," says attorney David Navetta.
The co-chair of the Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th President praises the Obama administration's commitment to IT security, but says the administration has much more work to do to develop a comprehensive strategy to combat cyber threats.
In his new post, Chris Painter will head the State Department's global diplomatic engagement on cyber issues and serve as the department's primary liaison with his former boss, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt.
Cybersecurity isn't a problem like air defense, where you would look to the government alone to provide the solution, Defense Deputy Secretary William Lynn III says. Cyberdefense must include nongovernment entities, too.
Defense Deputy Secretary William Lynn III meets with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, but works most closely with Ambassador GÃ¡bor IklÃ³dy of Hungary, the alliance's assistant secretary general for emerging security challenges
The president has levers of power that enables him to set the nation on a better path toward keeping our economy and citizens secure. They don't require congressional approval, but only political resolve and determination.
Executives deal with risk all of the time, except that is, information technology risk. For many non-IT leaders in government and business, IT risk is outside their comfort zone. Oregon CISO Theresa Masse wants to change that.
Imagine drafting the top IT security minds into a defense force to protect the nation's critical IT infrastructure. Defense Minister Jaak Aaviksoo and other Estonian leaders mull the possibility of instituting such a draft.
"Cybersecurity isn't about government control," DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano says. "It is about partnerships. But partnership needs to have some effectiveness. There needs to be meat on the bone when we say partnership."