Under the program, the State Department scans every computer and server not less than every 36 hours on eight security factors, resulting in an overall risk reduction of 90 percent on key unclassified networks.
With Howard Schmidt's appointment as national cybersecurity coordinator, his role as president of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) has been filled by Kevin Richards, a risk management advisor with Crowe Horwath.
Nearly 70% of the weaknesses and deficiencies in the IRS's IT systems remain unresolved one year after being identified, jeopardizing the confidentiality, integrity and availability of sensitive taxpayer information.
Melissa Hathaway helped create the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative in the Bush White House, and vetted it when she led Obama's cyberspace policy review. Now, she reveals whether it was wise to release a declassified CNCI version.
Cloud computing won't balance state government budgets; it won't even put a dent in the fiscal shortfall. Still, as states look at every opportunity to cut costs, the potential savings of secure cloud computing presents seem enormous.
Ghosts of Crimes Past and Present Will Haunt the Future of Banking Institutions and Customers
"The more things change, the more things stay the same." This old saying holds true when it comes to the different types of fraud hitting financial institutions.
In 2009, institutions were hit from every angle with...
A consortium of 30 international cybersecurity organizations, in updating the 25 most dangerous programming errors, have proposed standard contract language that would hold software vendors liable for programming errors.
The number of identity fraud victims increased 12 percent to 11.1 million people in 2009 -- the second consecutive annual increase. At the same time, the total amount of fraud also increased by 12.5 percent to $54 billion.
These are the headlines of the newly-released 2010 Identity Fraud Study by Javelin Strategy &...