Like other networking technologies, all WiMAX systems must address threats arising from denial of service attacks, eavesdropping, man-in-the-middle attacks, message modification and resource misappropriation.
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"The purpose and needs for these is to establish those same business tools for information security professionals to enable them to make better business decisions," Center for Internet Security Chief Security Officer Steven Piliero says.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has taken steps to help ensure thumb drives lacking encryption cannot be plugged into its computers. The move comes following the discovery of an unencrypted drive containing personal information on veterans.
The conventional wisdom that Congress won't enact significant IT security legislation this year hasn't deterred some Democratic lawmakers, including House Homeland Security Committee Chair Bennie Thompson, from introducing another cybersecurity bill.
Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center's new cybersecurity operation center near Albany, N.Y., should help state and local governments more effectively identify, prevent and mitigate cyber incidents, MS-ISAC founder Will Pelgrin says.