ITSERT's Rajan Raj Pant discusses the formation of ITSERT-NP to address Nepal's security challenges. How will the public-private partnership model be leveraged to create a central platform for cybersecurity?
Cybercrime is on the rise. To combat it, GTU is launching e-Raksha Research Centre - a public private partnership initiative. The spin-off is also aimed at growing the capacity of InfoSec professionals.
The Hong Kong regional headquarters of (ISC)Â² is collaborating with universities across Asia through its Global Academic Program to deliver essential skills to help grow the information security workforce.
As cybercrime grows, Section 66A of India's IT Act is under scrutiny of the court, government and security leaders. Some experts say it requires amendments to ensure correct interpretation and implementation.
While there's anecdotal evidence that the NIST cybersecurity framework is proving helpful to businesses in their risk management efforts, there's not yet any measureable proof of its success at preventing damaging cyber-attacks.
Prime Minister David Cameron has cited televised crime dramas to justify his push to expand Britain's surveillance laws and collect bulk Internet and mobile usage data. But does cop show fiction square with surveillance fact?
Starting in April, Singapore plans to have a dedicated and centralized cybersecurity agency. But experts question whether the agency can take a holistic approach and effectively coordinate with industry.
Texas Chief Information Security Officer Brian Engle, like other CISOs, has voiced concerns that the state government didn't have sufficient staffers and managers with the right set of IT security skills. Engle, however, did something about it.
Vice President Joe Biden on Jan. 15 announced a $25 million federal grant to support cybersecurity education, primarily at historically black colleges and universities, in an effort to boost careers in the field.
India currently has 22,000 information security professionals, but needs 800,000 by 2020. Can the government's scheme bring in the necessary skills? What is the risk to business if these roles aren't filled?
Amidst a global information security staffing crisis, India must focus on developing more practitioners with deep technical skills. This is the practical advice from Hord Tipton, out-going director of (ISC)Â².
The latest entrant into the password "hall of shame" is Sony Pictures Entertainment. As the ongoing dumps of Sony data by Guardians of Peace highlight, Sony apparently stored unencrypted passwords with inadequate access controls.
Amy McHugh, a former FDIC IT examination analyst, says banking regulators will soon scrutinize C-level executives and boards of directors to gauge their cybersecurity awareness in the wake of the FFIEC's pilot cyber-risk assessment program.