Steven VanRoekel says the mobile revolution will fundamentally change the way the federal government serves the public and its employees. But in outlining the Federal Mobile Strategy, the federal CIO hardly mentions security and privacy.
A wave of security breaches serves as a catalyst for all types of organizations to assess the need for cyber insurance. Here's the story of one institution that saw the threat and took out a $10 million policy.
Payments are moving away from tangible currency to so-called new economies, where value relies more on reputation than currency. Venues such as Facebook facilitate e-commerce via new economies. But as with any change in the payments scheme, industry experts expect these new economies to be accompanied by new risks.
"You need to understand how you are currently using social media in your organization, and how you intend to use it, before you can define policies around social media," says Erika Del Giudice of Crowe Horwath.
A new, free guide on Facebook security, though geared for users, details the practices chief information security officers and other organizational security practitioners should share with their staffs to assure not only safe Internet hygiene when workers access Facebook from work, but for use with other social media...
"Veterans should have consistent and convenient access to reliable VA information real time using social media, whether on a smartphone or a computer," Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki says.
"The action and manifestation of risk is not necessarily evident to today's users in the way it was in the past, and that creates a big inherent challenge for a CISO," says Malcolm Harkins, CISO at Intel Corp.