After the OPM breach, the U.S. and China recently agreed to hammer out a cyber "code of conduct." But John Pescatore, a director at the SANS Institute, argues that governments would be better served by first jointly combating cybercrime.
Hord Tipton, a retired federal executive who spent more than five years as chief information officer of the Department of the Interior, says it was "chilling" to learn he is one of the more than 22 million victims of the Office of Personnel Management breaches.
OpenDNS's Andrew Hay sees danger confronting many enterprises in the era of the "Internet of Things" as Internet-ready consumer devices, not architected for security, find their way onto corporate networks, often unbeknown to administrators.
The FFIEC has released its much-anticipated Cybersecurity Assessment Tool. Hear why banking regulator Tim Segerson believes the tool is expected to be rolled into regulatory examinations by summer of 2016.
The PCI Security Standards Council has just released version 2 of its point-to-point encryption standard. Jeremy King of the PCI SSC explains how this optional standard can complement PCI-DSS compliance.
Organizations that want to protect sensitive data first need to know where it is. But outside of military and government realms, few employees know how to manually classify data, or have an incentive to do so, says TITUS CTO Stephane Charbonneau.
With the rise in awareness of visual security threats and the advent in open plan office environments, protecting data inside the organization is a growing concern, says Ben Rooney, a marketing executive at 3M.
Listen to an audio report on a House hearing where key federal lawmakers explain why Katherine Archuleta should be fired as Office of Personnel Management director in the wake of what could be the largest government breach ever.
Threat intelligence is increasingly being brought to bear to help businesses apply kill-chain concepts, focusing on disrupting discrete parts of online attacks as early as possible, says Fortinet's Simon Bryden.
What's your digital identity strategy? Numerous agencies in countries across Europe - such as the Italian postal service - are creating new approaches to verifying identities and allowing them to be used as a trusted service, says CA's Paul Briault.
The Internet of Things is posing an increased risk to all organizations. One global data center provider, for example, recently discovered that its malware-infected power supplies were part of a botnet, says Chris Richter of Level 3 Communications.
The list of information security threats facing organizations continues to grow longer. But it's up to CIOs to put the right defenses - and priorities - in place, says David White at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence.