Security and privacy professionals should be cautious about the type of information they share with the federal government's intelligence community, says Peter Swire, a former White House privacy counselor.
To prevent leaks, the National Security Agency is considering a number of measures, including reducing the number of systems administrators it employs, Director Keith Alexander tells a House committee.
My colleagues and I often need access to company-related social network sites in the course of gathering evidence. The last thing we want is a dispute over who owns a site and who can regulate access to it.
Despite the new instructions on breach notification in the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, there's still plenty of uncertainty about what constitutes a "compromise" of data that triggers notification, says privacy attorney Adam Greene.
Leaders of the House Veterans Affairs Committee suggest that VA Secretary Eric Shinseki may have been misled about multiple breaches of department computers since 2010. Those responsible should be disciplined, the committee chairman says.
Misconfigured firewalls aren't necessarily a result of technical issues. Often, there are business or staff issues that can be easily addressed to improve security. Jerry Skurla of FireMon explains how.
State-sponsored attacks are up significantly, so organizations need to rely on new, stronger controls to ward off advanced threats. John Gordineer of Dell SonicWALL discusses the role of next-generation firewalls.