Kundra joined the Obama administration in March 2009 as administrator for e-government and IT at OMB and given the additional title of chief information officer, the first person to officially hold that post.
"While securing energy, financial, health and other resources remain vital, the future of the innovation and the economy will depend on the success of Internet companies and ensuring that these companies are trusted and secure is essential," Commerce Secretary Gary Locke says.
Organizations are starting to adapt to cloud computing, but they're hesitant about placing their core assets in the online environment, according to results from the 2011 ISACA IT Risk/Reward Barometer.
As Indian banks have migrated to new, electronic platforms including online and mobile banking, so too have the fraudsters. Vicky Shah, author of a new book on cyber crimes, offers insight to help protect banks and their customers.
White House sees the elimination of half of the federal government's 2,000 top-level .gov domains over the next year. OMB deems many sites as redundant, outdated and hard to use with poorly maintained content.
NRC CISO Patrick Howard is among three information security leaders who share their experiences, approaches and challenges from battling data breach incidents that had an impact on their organizations and their careers.
Some organizations hesitate to involve law enforcement in their breach investigations for fear that exposing the hack would cost them their reputations and money. A Justice Department contingent tells a gathering of lawyers why that impression is wrong.
Melissa Hathaway, at a cybersecurity forum for lawyers, calls for the cybersecurity education of judges so justice could be served in an era of digital assaults. She also explains how the Sony breach provides a new path for malware.
Healthcare organizations need to implement role-based privacy and security training to identify specific types of education for employees with different levels of access to protected health information, says Alex Eremia, chief privacy officer at MedStar Health.