President Barack Obama on Thursday announced he intends to nominate the deputy director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to head the agency. Physicist Patrick Gallagher, 46, would be NIST's 14th director. NIST has been without a director since William Jeffrey left the post in 2007.
With Congress back in session, a number of cybersecurity initiatives will likely be addressed this fall. Here are five cybersecurity priorities Congress and the executive branch should tackle in the coming months.
As summer draws to an end, schools reopen and Labor Day arrives, there's something else that everyone is looking to return: the H1N1 flu virus. U.S. organizations handled the so-called swine flu virus spread in the spring, but now is the time to ask: Are you and your staff ready for its return?
The targets are getting bigger, the fraudsters bolder, and we all have a whole lot more at stake to lose.
This is the message from Mary Monahan, Managing Partner and Research Director at Javelin Strategy & Research. In a discussion of current data breach trends, Monahan touches upon:
How breaches in 2009 are...
Ten years ago, the National Security Agency (NSA) started up the Centers of Academic Excellence program to encourage stronger information assurance programs at colleges and universities. Initially, there were 7 designated CAE schools.
Today, the ranks have swollen to over 100 CAE-designated schools, and information...