Security managers need the heads up from non-IT executives before they dismiss employees, some of whom might seek payback for their sacking by pilfering data or sabotaging systems, Carnegie Mellon University's Dawn Cappelli and Mike Hanley say.
Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt recognizes the need to battle online piracy to protect U.S. intellectual property but contends legislation before Congress to do just that would unacceptably curtail Internet freedom and increase cybersecurity risks.
New research from Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute provides further evidence why IT security isn't just the problem of an enterprise's security organization but of its top non-IT leadership as well.
Facial recognition, arguably, is the technology that most threatens individual privacy online, and that's on the mind of Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller, who has asked the FTC to report on its growing use.
These arrests also highlight the U.S. vulnerability to crimes involving payment cards with magnetic stripes. "The U.S. is a criminal's playground right now," says John Buzzard of FICO Card Alert Service.
President Obama issues an executive order to establish a task force aimed to prevent potentially damaging and embarrassing exposure of government secrets, 10 months after a quarter-million secret diplomatic cables were leaked.