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.
Despite a NASA initiative to move to continuous monitoring of its IT systems, perceived as better approach to information security, the space agency fails a FISMA audit and agrees to take remedial steps by next year.
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.
How tough of a challenge is it to enact a major cybersecurity bill this year? "I could introduce a resolution, and say that Labor Day comes in the month of September, and I'm unlikely to get 60 votes for that," Sen. Tom Carper says.
Listen to thought leaders explain the silver lining from the debate even Congress fails to enact cybersecurity legislation, the greatest benefit of cloud computing and the need for international cybersecurity cooperation.