Don't expect the appointment of Howard Schmidt as cybersecurity coordinator to quiet the hullabaloo surrounding the position. Some influential lawmakers want to enact legislation to elevate the post within the White House.
Mischel Kwon, Former DirectorU.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team
The growing role of the Department of Homeland Security in governing federal cybersecurity has its limits, says Mischel Kwon, who until this summer served as director United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team, the DHS agency that analyzes...
Myra Powell - as deputy for the Mission Assurance and Network Operations Program, Executive Office, Defense Information Security Agency - helps coordinate the recruitment and training of Defense Department cybersecurity professionals.
"I wouldn't say it's easy, but we have attracted some very bright professionals...
Rep. David Wu isn't reluctant to speak his mind, even when he expresses views that differ from people he highly respects.
Take, for instance, President Obama, who he praises for his cybersecurity initiatives. Wu, the Oregon Democrat who chairs the House Science and Technology's Subcommittee on Technology and...
The chairman of the House panel with oversight over the National Institute of Standards and Technology wants to elevate the Computer Security Division to a laboratory, an idea the new NIST director has expressed reluctance to adopt.
As the federal government rolls out to its agencies the second iteration of the Einstein intrusion-detection system and readies a more advanced intrusion-prevention Einstein 2, it is partnering with Michigan in deploying the original version of Einstein. Michigan becomes the first state to employ Einstein.
John Gilligan, the former Air Force and Energy Departments chief information officer and leader in the recent Consensus Audit Guidelines initiatives, is the new board chairman of the not-for-profit Center for Internet Security.
Dickie George, technical director of the National Security Agency's Information Assurance Directorate, characterizes the balancing act as a race against those who would do us harm. Who's winning the race?
Interview with Jay Foley of the Identity Theft Resource
Financial scams and incidents of medical identity theft are on the rise - and they're among the main threats to business and consumers in 2010.
This is the warning from Jay Foley, executive director of the Identity Theft Resource Center. In an exclusive...