A wave of distributed denial of service attacks on banks raises the question: Should the owners of the nation's critical information infrastructure, when assessing risk, be held to a higher standard because society relies on them to function?
A group of Republican senators warn President Obama not to issue an executive order to create voluntary IT security standards, saying such action would aggravate the existing divide among lawmakers that prevented a vote on the Cybersecurity Act.
Federal regulators stirred up controversy when they sent a letter to five healthcare associations warning that the government will prosecute healthcare providers who "game" the system by using EHRs to submit fraudulent bills.
The Department of Veterans Affairs on Sept. 30 will award a contract for an enterprise mobile device management system that will support more than 100,000 devices. Find out how BYOD fits into the VA's plans.
Sen. Joseph Lieberman all but concedes the Cybersecurity Act he's sponsoring won't get enacted, and urges President Obama to issue an executive order to develop security standards that can be voluntarily adopted by the critical infrastructure owners.
Sen. Jay Rockefeller, in a letter to Fortune 500 company CEOs, queries them about their businesses' IT security practices and wonders if they agree with efforts by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to block a vote on the Cybersecurity Act of 2012.