Anthem Inc. has refused to allow a federal watchdog agency to conduct vulnerability scans of its systems in the wake of its recent massive data breach. The health insurer also refused to allow scans by the same agency in 2013.
Because of lax information security controls, the systems that control air traffic in the United States are at "increased and unnecessary risk," GAO says. Leaders of the congressional panels with FAA oversight want to know why.
A new federal cyberthreat intelligence center could help the government build more resilient networks and better identify cyber-attackers, leading to arrests and punishments, says Harry Raduege, a former top Defense Department IT leader.
The recent cyber-attack on health insurer Anthem Inc. is a "call to action" for the healthcare sector to adopt a much more sophisticated approach to risk management, says security expert Lisa Gallagher of HIMSS.
In the wake of an "inebriated" government employee crashing a drone on the White House lawn, federal officials sound warnings over the potential weaponization of consumer drones. But is it anything more than a Hollywood-style movie plot?
A recent interview about why retailers say EMV without the PIN is a fruitless fraud-fighting effort has spurred debate among retailers and bankers. In the end, though, bankers' resistance to PIN is all about time and money.
In the wake of a data breach that followed a routine regulatory, a former regulator is asking why the agency failed to disclose the breach sooner, and why it has not accepted more responsibility for its error.
Lawmakers and their staffs are working behind the scenes to get one or perhaps two pieces of cybersecurity legislation enacted before the 113th Congress adjourns this month. But passage remains a longshot.
The use of big data for real-time threat analysis will become more commonplace among banks and credit unions in 2015, says Bill Stewart of Booz Allen Hamilton, who describes cybersecurity trends for the year ahead.
The director of the National Security Agency, Navy Admiral Michael Rogers, says he expects to see adversaries launch a cyber-attack in the next few years aimed at severely damaging America's critical infrastructure.
The breach of an unclassified White House IT network unveiled last week is disturbing, although not surprising. But the way the Obama administration is informing Congress - and the public - about the cyber-attack is equally unsettling.