"Too often this focus on security has been used as an excuse to prevent the government from adopting the sort of innovative technologies that could better serve and engage the American people," Vivek Kundra says. "What's true is the inverse."
Oregon state agencies are coming together to develop a centralized plan, ending a previously siloed approach, to simplify compliance with Internal Revenue Service rules to safeguard taxpayer data, says state CISO Theresa Masse.
"If left unaddressed," GAO says, "these issues will continue to increase FDIC's risk that its sensitive and financial information will be subject to unauthorized disclosure, modification or destruction."
Rep. Mary Bono Mack, at left in photo, wants security provider McAfee to brief the House subcommittee she chairs on its report of cyberattacks waged against governments and global businesses for more than five years it labels Shady RAT.
"There are still a lot of inexperienced people out there that are passing themselves off as experts," says Scott Laliberte, managing director of Protiviti, outlining the common challenges of penetration testing.
According to FINRA, Citi's negligence in adequately supervising Tamara Moon, a former sales assistant at a Citi branch in Palo Alto, Calif., resulted in $749,978 being skimmed from the accounts of 22 Citi customers.
The state has been without a fulltime chief information security officer since Mark Weatherford left last summer to become vice president and chief security officer of the North American Electric Reliability Corp.