A preliminary draft of new online authentication guidance from the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council puts greater responsibility on the shoulders of financial institutions to enhance security.
The latest Government Accountability Office report reflects the complexity of securing key IT systems: The administration has come far the past two years, but much more work remains to be done to secure effectively the nation's critical information infrastructure.
Federal regulators won't issue final versions of two important rules that deal with healthcare information privacy and security issues until the second half of this year, says security expert Lisa Gallagher.
In his new post, Chris Painter will head the State Department's global diplomatic engagement on cyber issues and serve as the department's primary liaison with his former boss, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt.
Deven McGraw, co-chair of the Privacy and Security Tiger Team that's advising federal regulators, offers insights on how the team's recommendations might be implemented and what topics it will tackle next.