Government Accountability Office auditors say a lack of prioritization has kept agencies from requiring the use of personal identification verification credentials to obtain access to federal computer systems.
The Dutch company that was deceived by hackers into issuing fraudulent digital certificates is liquidating its assets under the protection of a bankruptcy court in the Netherlands after failing to recover from the attack.
The shift to monthly reports of key metrics through CyberScope from annual FISMA filings allows security practitioners to make decisions using more information and more quickly than ever before, OMB Director Jacob Lew says.
International communication and public-private partnerships are the keys to cybersecurity in the financial space, according to the Department of Homeland Security and the Financial Services - Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
"Once you identify that person based on the unique characteristics of their face, you could then match it with other databases," privacy advocate Beth Givens says, referring to privacy gaps created by facial recognition technology.
Payments are moving away from tangible currency to so-called new economies, where value relies more on reputation than currency. Venues such as Facebook facilitate e-commerce via new economies. But as with any change in the payments scheme, industry experts expect these new economies to be accompanied by new risks.
"You need to understand how you are currently using social media in your organization, and how you intend to use it, before you can define policies around social media," says Erika Del Giudice of Crowe Horwath.
Out with the old; in with the new. It's time for security-minded organizations to invest in the power and protection of the next generation firewall, says Matt Keil of Palo Alto Networks.
In an exclusive interview about the evolving firewall, Keil discusses:
Why current firewalls are failing us?