You'd think that preventing damage caused by cyber-attacks would be incentive enough to get organizations to adopt cybersecurity best practices. But the government is working with industry to develop incentives to encourage adoption.
Despite their differences on certain issues, the Financial Services Roundtable and the Retail Industry Leaders Association have joined forces in an effort to prevent breaches by enhancing cybersecurity and threat intelligence sharing.
Now that the cybersecurity framework has been released, security experts are pondering whether the voluntary approach to following the guidance might eventually need to be replaced by some sort of mandate.
While many organizations rely on employee training to help mitigate the risks of spear phishing, such efforts are generally ineffective, says Eric Johnson of Vanderbilt University, who explains why a technical solution might be better.
Website security firm CloudFlare is warning organizations worldwide to be on the lookout for an increase in larger DDoS attacks. But these NTP attacks are far less sophisticated than the earlier DDoS attacks that targeted U.S. banks.
Leading this week's industry news roundup, FireEye has announced ans extended security platform. Other news includes: Intermedia's new McAfee e-mail defense suite, Trend Micro receiving honors from Gartner and more.
The RSA Conference 2014 will be held Feb. 24-28 in San Francisco, and Information Security Media Group will be the only Diamond Media Sponsor. Learn what's on the agenda at this world-class security event.
NIST has unveiled its long-awaited cybersecurity framework, which provides best practices for voluntary use in all critical infrastructure sectors, including, for example, government, healthcare, financial services and transportation.
Today's threat landscape is rapidly expanding to include cyber-attacks attributed to nation states. How must organizations respond? Mike McConnell, former U.S. National Intelligence Director, shares insight.
Federal prosecutors have charged a former hospital CFO with submitting false documents to obtain about $785,000 from the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program. Find out more about the ongoing federal fraud crackdown.
Some people say the U.S. faces a cybersecurity staffing shortage. Renowned computer science professor Eugene Spafford disagrees. He discusses what he sees as the real shortage and what we can do about it.