With the White House set to issue its cybersecurity framework next month, a former CIA chief information security information officer vividly explains why the set of best IT security practices won't necessarily protect the nation's critical infrastructure.
Termination of an employee after a breach should be reserved for repeat offenders, individuals who show a total disregard for the rules, those who seek to harm another or the most egregious incidents, security expert Mac McMillan contends.
While user education is valuable, needed and helpful, there is one problem with this approach - it only partially works, and partially working is simply not good enough, security expert George Tubin contends.
Improving collaboration among employees is the goal of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's decision to ban telecommuting, but her edict means better information security as well, writes veteran CISO Patricia Titus.
The OWASP Top Ten list of security risks was created more than a decade ago to be the start of an industry standard that could bootstrap the legal system into encouraging more secure software. Here are the 2013 updates.
While adoption of cybersecurity defenses will serve to protect personal data, privacy lawyer Harriet Pearson says some of the defense techniques may require the monitoring or collection of personal information.
Using technology to prevent breaches is insufficient. Security leaders also must address the human factor, making sure staff members receive appropriate training on clear-cut policies - before it's too late.
Smaller nation-states have been upping the ante of cyber-attacks for years, and now one has shown us exactly the kind of cyberdestruction that extremist elements are willing and able to conduct, former-U.S. National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell writes.