Breaking into the IT security field - a male-dominated profession - is a challenge for women. Lisa Xu, CEO of NopSec, identifies the hurdles she had to overcome and offers strategies for women to grow in their careers.
A House panel establishes a bipartisan supply chain working group to explore the federal government's role in helping industry assure that IT and telecommunications wares they buy abroad are safe from exploits.
A variation of hack-back - in which a victim of a cyber-attack assaults the assailant's computer or network - could be used to mitigate the theft of intellectual property, according to the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property.
NIST's Ron Ross sees the cloud as helping to reduce the complexity of keeping data secure. But security expert Eugene Spafford of Purdue University offers a different viewpoint in the first part of a two-part joint interview.
A distributed-denial-of-service attack in Europe highlights the need for Internet service providers to implement security best practices to prevent future incidents and protect their users, ENISA's Thomas Haeberlen says.
Maintaining accurate logs of systems' activities is crucial in helping catch insiders who threaten an organization's digital assets, says George Silowash, co-author of the Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats.
"Organizations have to be able to develop their security plans that really talk to their specific mission," National Institute of Standards and Technology's Ron Ross says. "The overlay concept is introduced to allow that specialization."
Providers of technologies employees acquire through unconventional channels that could bypass their employers' supply-chain controls are known as "shadow suppliers." Here's why you should care about them.
Malware attacks against retailers are becoming more common. Many breaches linked to these attacks could be prevented, experts say, if merchants took more steps to lock down networks and point-of-sale devices.
CERT Technical Manager Dawn Cappelli tells a tale of how three individuals, who unexpectedly quit their jobs at a law firm, used a free cloud service to sabotage files containing proprietary client information from their former employer.