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.
Ronald Sanders says it isn't easy to answer the question of whether the information security field should be professionalized. The former human capital officer at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence explains why.
A key difference between state-sponsored espionage and organized criminals or hacktivists is the level of persistence and determination to break through defenses. Here's advice from security experts on defending against nation-state attacks.
It isn't a staffing shortage that we face, but rather a skills crisis, says Allan Boardman, international vice president of ISACA. How can organizations build the security skills they need to mitigate evolving risks?
A 143-point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average proves the power of social media and the havoc it can cause when an account gets hacked. It's time for social media companies to tighten the authentication process.
A rider covertly added to the law to fund the government through September requires select agencies to assess technology purchases for cyber-espionage and sabotage, a process that could make it harder to buy wares to secure IT.
A rapidly evolving threat landscape calls for the next generation of information security professionals to have strong technical and communications skills. Security leaders highlight their top requirements.