The White House cybersecurity coordinator, National Security Agency director and top officials from the departments of Commerce, Homeland Security and Justice have scheduled a briefing on the administration's cybersecurity policy the day after President Obama delivers his State of the Union address.
Britain has an IT skills gap problem, not unlike its American cousin's, as well as nearly every other nationality. Besides technical experts, society needs psychologists, law enforcers, strategists, risk managers, lawyers and accountants with cyber know-how.
Security threats to healthcare organizations are on the rise - and so are regulatory requirements. Kim Singletary of McAfee discusses the top breach prevention and response challenges for healthcare organizations in 2013.
President Obama devoted 26 words to cybersecurity in his 2012 State of the Union address. What will he say this year? We asked IT security experts to play speechwriter, and here's what they would have the president say to Congress on cybersecurity.
Cybersecurity legislation that cleared the House of Representatives last year, and that President Obama opposed, will be reintroduced Feb. 13 by the Republican chair and Democratic ranking member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence.
In the aftermath of a data breach last year that affected 780,000 individuals, Utah legislators are considering a bill that would mandate state agencies identify and implement best practices for protecting data.
"We felt that it was very important to come out with this and say this was how easy it is for them to break into any U.S. company, and here's how they're doing it," The New York Times' Nicole Perlroth says.
"Cyber represents as big a threat to this country as any significant threat," Chuck Hagel says at his confirmation hearing to be defense secretary. "It's insidious, a quiet kind of threat we haven't quite seen before. It can paralyze a nation in a second."
A quick glance at a new survey suggests that businesses care more about protecting the privacy of their customers than governments do about their citizens. That's what the numbers say. But the numbers don't necessarily tell the whole story.
A memorandum issued to Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller says the chieftains of America's largest corporations support more coordination on IT security between government and business.
Using technology to prevent breaches is insufficient. Security leaders also must address the human factor, making sure staff members receive appropriate training on clear-cut policies - before it's too late.
"We're going to have to find a way to address the interests of other states to ... find common ground," Secretary of State John Kerry says. "We're just going to have to dig into it a lot deeper. I don't have a magic silver bullet to throw at you here today."