The Florida Department of Education reports that 47,000 participants in a teacher preparation program had personal information exposed on the Internet for 14 days during a data transfer between servers housed at Florida State University.
Whether or not Congress enacts cyberthreat intelligence sharing legislation, the IT security community is moving forward with its own information sharing initiatives, MS-ISAC Chairman William Pelgrin says.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, a unit of the Department of Health and Human Services, has offered Congress a glimpse at its security and privacy priorities for next year. Let us know what you think of the to-do list.
Here are some questions we'd like to ask the former systems administrator at the National Security Agency to learn more about the motivation behind his leak of the U.S. government's top-secret information collection programs.
Cyberthreats, including distributed-denial-of-service attacks, are growing worldwide. So FS-ISAC is expanding its information sharing efforts internationally to help financial institutions counter the threats, says Bill Nelson, the organization's president.
An HHS inspector general report on the shortcomings of a government contractor's USB drive security practices is a reminder of why all healthcare organizations need to control the use of mobile storage media and ports.
Robert Bigman, former CISO at the CIA, says many government agencies and other organizations have yet to take adequate steps to prevent rogue systems administrators from accessing sensitive information on systems they manage.
Researcher Billy Rios and a partner found password vulnerabilities in 300 medical devices, prompting the Department of Homeland Security to issue a security advisory to device manufacturers, healthcare facilities and users.
To prevent leaks, the National Security Agency is considering a number of measures, including reducing the number of systems administrators it employs, Director Keith Alexander tells a House committee.