FISMA and the Privacy Act allow agencies to redact personally identifiable information from public postings. But the IRS says another law requires it to post public forms without altering them to remove PII. What's the agency to do?
Getting critical infrastructure operators involved is the biggest challenge the federal government faces in creating a cybersecurity framework, says NIST's Adam Sedgewick, who leads efforts to create the framework ordered by President Obama.
Despite what's now been a two-month break from hacktivists' DDoS attacks on banks, we can expect more assaults from Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters. And this next wave should concern us all. Here's why.
Aimed to be voluntarily adopted by the nation's critical infrastructure operators, the cybersecurity framework will revolve around a core structure that includes five major cybersecurity functions: Know, Prevent, Detect, Respond and Recover.
A side benefit of consolidating the military's 15,000 networks is the need for fewer systems administrators. Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says that should help diminish the insider threat.
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.
The federal government has identified dozens of cases of alleged falsification of reports submitted by investigators - federal employees and contractors - examining individuals being considered for security clearances.
National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander declined to say that the agency would stop using contractors in top secret IT positions to prevent a leak such as the one that exposed NSA programs to collect metadata on American citizens.
Regulations initially cause organizations to spend more funds on data breaches, but eventually those rules could save enterprises money, the Ponemon Institute's Larry Ponemon says in analyzing his latest study on breach costs.