The IRS's monitoring of its systems focused mostly on Federal Information Security Management Act and National Institute of Standards and Technology requirements, which aren't intended to assure the integrity of financial reporting, the GAO says.
The initial 20 HIPAA compliance audits found that more organizations had trouble with security compliance than privacy compliance, an analysis by federal officials shows. Learn about the other findings.
"This is about preparing the battlefield for another type of covert action," a former high-ranking U.S. intelligence official says. "Cyber collection against the Iranian program is way further down the road than this."
LinkedIn contends it had on staff world-class security experts when nearly 6.5 million members' hashed passwords were pilfered, although the social media company has neither a chief information officer nor chief information security officer.
Brokers and insurers have upped their marketing efforts to get enterprises to purchase cyber insurance, even though policies could be risky for sellers and buyers. See 10 considerations you should mull before buying cyber insurance.
Georgia Tech Research Institute is beta testing a malware intelligence system that research scientist Chris Smoak contends will help corporate and government security officials share information about the attacks they confront.
IT security practitioners realize much value from the monthly cybersecurity index created a year ago by Mukul Pareek and Dan Geer. Why? They benefit from knowing how others see the evolving threat environment.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology's guidance recommends how and when cloud computing is appropriate, addresses risk management issues and indicates the limits of current knowledge and areas for future research and analysis.
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has taken several steps in the wake of a hacker attack against an unencrypted server that exposed state health department information on 780,000 individuals. Experts assess whether the steps are the right moves.