Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, requested the audit after the loss of the Wright Brothers' original patent and maps for atomic bomb missions in Japan.
The Avalanche crime group, the world's most prolific phishing gang, has moved from using conventional phishing to solely propagating Zeus, the most famous and stealthy password-stealing malware, say security researchers in a new report.
Rep. Mike McCaul is in line to be chairman of the Government Reform Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment should the GOP seize control of the House of Representatives.
In its second report card on the Obama Administration's privacy policies, the Electronic Privacy Information Center points out what it sees as many shortcomings, saving its harshest criticism for the area of civil liberties.
Good start, but we've still got a long way to go. This statement sums up industry experts' reactions to the two cyber fraud advisories issued this week to help organizations prevent ACH fraud and other crimes.
John Gilligan doesn't believe inspector general audits are worthless. If anything, some agencies IGs do a better job than others in identifying problems with IT security, says the former Air Force chief information officer and Ã¼ber-champion of the Consensus Audit Guidelines.
As the federal government attempts to crack down on Medicare and Medicaid fraud, officials have discovered that most medical schools don't offer training on how to comply with federal fraud and abuse laws.
The Consensus Audit Guidelines -- the 20 critical IT security controls unveiled in early 2009 -- may not have been universally adopted by federal agencies, but they're having an impact on government policies toward securing information technology.