We're in the middle of a national identity crisis, and the crisis is only getting worse. The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace is a solid step in the right direction, but it's a strategy, not an implementation guide.
For most organizations, the biggest barrier to cloud computing is fear - "Will my data be secure?" It's time to tackle that fear head-on, says Jeff Reich, director of the Institute of Cybersecurity at the University of Texas, San Antonio.
Cybersecurity is truly a bipartisan issue in Congress, but measures aimed at enhancing the protection of military IT systems fell victim to political squabbling over the repeal of the don't ask, don't tell policy on gays in the military.
Responding to market demand is ISACA, the non-profit security organization, which launched the Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control certification for IT risk professionals early this year.