A card compromise at a California-based grocery chain has raised questions about the efficacy of PCI-DSS. Experts say even if merchants are compliant, fraudsters can easily get around the security measures.
"Cybersecurity remains a priority for my administration, and we are committed to protecting our critical infrastructure by taking decisive action against cyberthreats," President Obama says in a proclamation designating December Critical Infrastructure Protection Month.
Legislation to give the federal government authority to share classified cyber-threat information with approved American companies was introduced in the Congress by the chairman and ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee.
NICE's Ernest McDuffie says a proposed cybersecurity workforce framework represents a consensus of government thought on how best to define the jobs, skills and tasks needed to secure information technology.
The bust of six Estonians for one of the biggest online frauds ever is reminiscent of another type of organized crime: drugs. Despite the similarities, there's one big difference between drugs and online crimes.
IT security practitioners should understand why the bits, bytes and network connections - the technologies - are important to their organization's goals. Ignorance of the mission, for IT security folks, isn't bliss.