The United States - and other advanced societies - shouldn't let the reliability of their electric grids lull them into being unprepared for possible massive power outages caused by cyberattacks, cybersecurity expert Harry Raduege says.
Now that Congress has failed to enact significant cybersecurity legislation, President Obama needs to find new ways to secure key government and business IT systems, says Melissa Hathaway, a former top White House cybersecurity adviser.
Senate supporters of the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 failed to gain the 60 votes necessary to bring the measure up for a vote, a significant setback for those seeking enactment of a comprehensive cybersecurity law this year. The vote was 52 to 46.
Two men have been sentenced for defrauding accountholders whose debit cards were compromised in the Michaels point-of-sale breach that hit stores in 20 states. What was their role in an elaborate fraud scheme affecting nearly 100,000 accounts?
After a breach, some organizations meet the minimum requirements for notification and then hope for the best. The Utah Department of Health is taking a very different approach that's worthy of imitation.
At a time when information security sees record growth - in every sector, there are more open positions than professionals to fill them - ISMG's new Job Board offers new resources to job seekers and employers alike.
Debate surrounding the Cybersecurity Act has focused on whether the government should regulate privately owned, critical IT systems. But the bill also would make significant changes on how government governs IT security, co-sponsor Sen. Tom Carper says. See how.