By working closely with cloud computing providers, IT leaders at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory feel more confident about placing sensitive, mission-critical information securely in the cloud, says JPL CTO Tomas Soderstrom.
A new White House plan to reform how the feds manage IT should not only drive efficiencies but help secure digital assets, says Tim Young, former Office of Management and Budget deputy administrator for e-government and IT.
Cybersecurity reform was part of a defense bill that included a provision to repeal a law that bar gays from serving openly in the military. Supporters couldn't muster the support to bring a Senate vote on the bill.
"With the right people, process and technology, you could be able to put a system together that would greatly reduce the impact these types of attacks have," says cybersecurity expert Eric Cole, a SANS Institute faculty fellow.