Prosecutors have charged a resident of Great Britain with hacking thousands of U.S. government computers, including those at the U.S. Army and a number of federal agencies, to steal massive amounts of confidential information.
Purdue University's Eugene Spafford discusses the ethical issues that have been brought to the forefront by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden's leaks of classified details on a number of top-secret government surveillance programs.
In releasing the preliminary version of the cybersecurity framework, the head of NIST re-emphasized the voluntary nature of the guide, but he said critical infrastructure operators have a responsibility to adopt the recommended best practices.
Organizations collect a wealth of information as part of their governance, risk and compliance programs, and security professionals are missing out on important insights if they don't take advantage of it.
The partial government shutdown caused NIST to miss the deadline for publishing a preliminary version of the cybersecurity framework, but the agency expects to meet the February deadline for releasing the final version.
New revelations about how the National Security Agency collects and uses e-mail and instant-messaging contact lists demonstrate bad data governance practices that raise serious concerns, a leading privacy attorney says.
In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including two thefts of portable electronic devices exposing health information and a reminder to apply security controls to employee-owned devices.
Gen. Keith Alexander's departure from the National Security Agency has nothing to do with leaks by former contractor Edward Snowden about top-secret U.S. government programs to amass telephone and Internet records of Americans, an NSA spokeswoman says.
Security teams struggling to detect signs of threats hidden in mountains of data are attracted to big data analytics. But experts advise security professionals to take an incremental approach, starting out with smaller projects.