Former FBI cyber unit chief Tim Ryan sees mounting dangers from the insider, acknowledging undiscerning employees who don't follow proper processes can cause devastation. But he says the actions of those with malicious intent can be more catastrophic.
Prompted by the WikiLeaks breach, President Obama has issued a memorandum directing federal agencies to implement minimum standards to protect vast amounts of classified data on government computers, networks and systems from insiders.
A wave of distributed denial of service attacks on banks raises the question: Should the owners of the nation's critical information infrastructure, when assessing risk, be held to a higher standard because society relies on them to function?
An Obama administration memo, issued by U.S. Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner, cautions federal agencies that interfering with e-mails used by government employees to unveil misconduct could be unlawful.