With Howard Schmidt's appointment as national cybersecurity coordinator, his role as president of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) has been filled by Kevin Richards, a risk management advisor with Crowe Horwath.
Nearly 70% of the weaknesses and deficiencies in the IRS's IT systems remain unresolved one year after being identified, jeopardizing the confidentiality, integrity and availability of sensitive taxpayer information.
Melissa Hathaway helped create the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative in the Bush White House, and vetted it when she led Obama's cyberspace policy review. Now, she reveals whether it was wise to release a declassified CNCI version.
Cloud computing won't balance state government budgets; it won't even put a dent in the fiscal shortfall. Still, as states look at every opportunity to cut costs, the potential savings of secure cloud computing presents seem enormous.