In releasing the preliminary version of the cybersecurity framework, the head of NIST re-emphasized the voluntary nature of the guide, but he said critical infrastructure operators have a responsibility to adopt the recommended best practices.
The Obama administration says it's bringing in top technology talent to fix the problems plaguing health insurance exchanges. But some technical experts say the strategy raises questions about the seriousness of the issues to be resolved.
Organizations collect a wealth of information as part of their governance, risk and compliance programs, and security professionals are missing out on important insights if they don't take advantage of it.
The partial government shutdown caused NIST to miss the deadline for publishing a preliminary version of the cybersecurity framework, but the agency expects to meet the February deadline for releasing the final version.
Citing concerns about identity theft risks, a new GAO report urges the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to step up its efforts to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare beneficiaries' ID cards.
New revelations about how the National Security Agency collects and uses e-mail and instant-messaging contact lists demonstrate bad data governance practices that raise serious concerns, a leading privacy attorney says.
In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including two thefts of portable electronic devices exposing health information and a reminder to apply security controls to employee-owned devices.
Gen. Keith Alexander's departure from the National Security Agency has nothing to do with leaks by former contractor Edward Snowden about top-secret U.S. government programs to amass telephone and Internet records of Americans, an NSA spokeswoman says.
In the next five years, the federal government will work to centralize for civilian agencies' networks a way of identifying cyberflaws and employing diagnostic tools to remediate them, the Department of Homeland Security's John Streufert says.