Security and privacy officers for global organizations can expect increased work in protecting customer data if a proposed regulation introduced before the European Commission becomes law, cyber and privacy lawyer Francoise Gilbert says.
The Department of Veterans Affairs' effort to expand use of smart phones and tablets won't pick up speed until after it implements an enterprisewide mobile device management system to monitor the devices, says CIO Roger Baker.
"It's a crime like no other crime," says James Ratley, president of the ACFE, describing fraud. "There was not a gun involved, there was not a knife; there was in many cases a ballpoint pen or a computer."
Members of a hacking movement known as Antisec claim to have disrupted OnGuardOnline.gov, a U.S. government website that provides consumers with online security tips, in retaliation for the controversial anti-piracy legislation before Congress.
The Privacy and Security Tiger Team, which advises federal healthcare regulators, likely will not meet again until after a batch of new regulations is released in the first quarter, says co-chair Deven McGraw.
"Accountability for security and privacy in public cloud deployments cannot be delegated to a cloud provider and remains an obligation for the organization to fulfill," NIST Computer Scientist Tim Grance says.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is offering free credit monitoring to more than 2,200 military veterans whose personal information, including Social Security numbers, was posted on the website Ancestry.com
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking public comment on three draft interagency reports that provide guidance on the continuous monitoring of information systems for security vulnerabilities.
The hacker group Anonymous claims it's responsible for denial of service attacks on U.S. Justice Department websites after federal authorities shut down file-sharing websites, including Megaupload.com, and arrested some of its leaders.