The European Union issues a paper on how governments and healthcare organizations should approach deploying secure cloud computing advice that could be applicable to governments and hospitals in the United States.
The president has levers of power that enables him to set the nation on a better path toward keeping our economy and citizens secure. They don't require congressional approval, but only political resolve and determination.
A rise in unemployment could be a harbinger of an improving economy, as discouraged individuals reentered the job market. Indeed, the IT workforce topped 4.12 million in the fourth quarter, a record high.
"We need to be cyber savvy if we are going to participate in cybersecurity," says Ed Kanerva, vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton. "We cannot hire folks if they are not out there, so instead we train them to be cyber experts."
The hospital that is treating Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and other victims of the Jan. 8 shooting incident in Tucson, Ariz., has fired three staff members for inappropriately accessing confidential medical records.
The NSA looks to expand its cybersecurity, science and engineering workforce. "Our need for these skills is enormous; therefore, we need to be using cool high tech tools," says Kathy Hutson, agency associated director for human resources.
"The environment that started by supporting whistleblowers ... is essentially morphing into 'Gee, we as an organization need to be completely transparent, whether we want to or not,'" says Cal Slemp, managing director of Protiviti.
Cyber criminals typically will move on to a target that is much less secure but those behind advanced persistent threats will spend months if not years trying to penetrate an IT system until they succeed, says Dmitri Alperovitch, McAfee Labs threat research vice president.