The ruckus over a new cybersecurity bill's ban of a so-called Internet kill switch camouflages the real significance of the Cybersecurity and Internet Freedom Act. The bill, if enacted, would rejigger the way to govern federal IT security.
Though the E-Government Act assigns primary responsibility for IT security to agency CIOs, the Cybersecurity and Internet Freedom Act, introduced last week in the Senate, delineates responsibilities for CISOs.
Once a CEO understands the value and risks catered through mobile functionality, it is easier to discuss mobile innovations, policy and how the company can then strike a balance to meet customer and employee requirements.
A preliminary draft of new online authentication guidance from the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council puts greater responsibility on the shoulders of financial institutions to enhance security.
The latest Government Accountability Office report reflects the complexity of securing key IT systems: The administration has come far the past two years, but much more work remains to be done to secure effectively the nation's critical information infrastructure.
Known as the Cloud First policy, Federal CIO Vivek Kundra has outlined a new policy in which one-quarter of the $80 billion the federal government spends on information technology would employ cloud computing solutions.