As efforts to fix technical glitches on the HealthCare.gov website for Obamacare continue, taking steps to ensure security should be a top priority. Otherwise, efforts to build trust in the system will fail.
NIST is revising its 3-year-old smart-grid guidance to address technological and policy changes that have made the power grid more susceptible to vulnerabilities and threatened utility customers' privacy.
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is the first major U.S. banking regulator to issue updated guidance on third-party risks. What are the key tenets, and what should institutions expect next?
The White House says the conversation between the president and business leaders focused on how to encourage adoption of the cybersecurity framework. Participants also discussed the need for framework adoption by suppliers.
Purdue University's Eugene Spafford discusses the ethical issues that have been brought to the forefront by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden's leaks of classified details on a number of top-secret government surveillance programs.
The initial phase of the continuous diagnostics and mitigation initiative, a new program to secure government computers, concentrates on helping federal agencies identify and manage their software and hardware assets.
Organizations collect a wealth of information as part of their governance, risk and compliance programs, and security professionals are missing out on important insights if they don't take advantage of it.
In the next five years, the federal government will work to centralize for civilian agencies' networks a way of identifying cyberflaws and employing diagnostic tools to remediate them, the Department of Homeland Security's John Streufert says.
To mark his induction into the National Cyber Security Hall of Fame, Purdue University Computer Science Professor Eugene Spafford offers insights on key challenges, including overcoming senior executives' misperceptions about key issues.
In the wake of an ongoing stream of merchant and payment processing breaches, the FDIC is reminding smaller banking institutions that they are ultimately responsible for ensuring the security of cardholder data.
NIST is hosting a workshop this week to continue shaping the cybersecurity framework President Obama wants implemented by February. Learn about the latest developments in the effort to identify IT security best practices.
When building a business continuity plan, banking institutions too often overlook certain key processes that must be maintained after a cyber-attack or a disaster, says Dan Shannon of core banking processor FIS.
John Streufert, the DHS director overseeing the rollout of a federal continuous diagnostic initiative to mitigate IT systems vulnerabilities, expects that many state and local governments will participate in the program.