An audit from the U.S. Energy Department's Inspector General finds that the agency is prone to making the same cybersecurity mistakes year-after-year. This includes exposing critical infrastructure, including nuclear facilities, to outside hacking and attacks.
Fraudulent social media brand pages are often used for phishing, malware, and other scams which negatively impact your customers and damage your brand reputation. How can organizations take action against these accounts?
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The FBI, Gartner, and many other security analysts cite social media as one of the fastest growing security threats. That is why it is important for security teams at organizations with a significant social media presence to gain an understanding of this new attack surface and develop a plan to protect the...
Little has been done to address the social media hacking problem despite continued headlines. Most organizations lack the protective countermeasures or the expertise to mitigate risk and respond to incidents. Few companies know how to re-gain control after an account compromise or how to prevent an attack in the first...
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As we look ahead to the remainder of 2016, U.S. federal CIOs and their teams face big opportunities as well as challenges in achieving the federal "Cloud First" strategy issued back in 2011.
"Federal CISOs and their teams face a daunting challenge daily of staying FISMA-compliant and secure while moving their...
Legislation before the House to excise from federal law the requirement that NIST work with the NSA on cybersecurity standards wouldn't likely stop the two federal agencies from continuing to collaborate.
Debate over cybersecurity bills last year coupled with recent, highly publicized attacks have raised the visibility of the threat, and that could push Congress to enact IT security legislation in 2013, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel says.
As enterprises move more applications to the cloud, continuous monitoring will play a greater role in assuring the software is patched in a timely manner, says John Streufert, DHS director of federal network resilience.
In light of growing threats and the increasing complexity of information technology, organizations must get everyone in the enterprise, especially top leaders, involved in assessing and managing information risk.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, in a letter, informed Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of his decision to bring cybersecurity legislation to the floor during the first work period of 2012 legislative session.
Security incidents reported over the past five years have placed the confidentiality, integrity and availability of sensitive government information and information systems at risk, an annual GAO review reveals.
Documenting procedures for the State Department's custom-made, continuous-monitoring tool known as iPost will help ensure that the data collected are appropriately used to protect the agency's global IT system, a GAO audit says.
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President Obama declared cybersecurity a national security priority in May 2009, in effect making the IT experts at all levels of government the frontline troops defending local, state and federal information assets.
Auditors find that the SEC's IT office documented and incorporated National Institute of Standards and Technology patch requirements in its policies and procedures but that guidance wasn't always followed.