NIST's Donna Dodson is leading a federal government effort to take hundreds of suggestions from the private sector to create an IT security best practices framework that critical infrastructure operators could voluntarily adopt.
The Army inspector general took to task the Army chief information officer, Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence, for not assuring that thousands of commercially acquired smart phones and tablets were properly secured.
Attacks against Facebook, Twitter and other organizations over the past few months should send a message to business owners that they need to better fund cybersecurity, IT security expert Mischel Kwon says.
A software vulnerability brought down the website that gives the public access to the National Vulnerability Database, which is run by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the U.S. federal agency that produces information security guidance.
Highly publicized breaches at Facebook, Twitter, the New York Times and other organizations in recent weeks suggest there's a new normal in the cyberthreat arena. But the onetime head of U.S. CERT, Mischel Kwon, doesn't think so.