The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology this week released a long-awaited guidance update, Special Publication 800-53 Revision 5, describing "next-generation security and privacy controls" and how to use them.
State CISOs are finding it challenging to meet the needs for risk management and new cybersecurity investments at a time when tax revenue continues to shrink during the COVID-19 pandemic and agencies are expecting budget cuts.
"Where do I start?" It's the most common question posed by data protection professionals tasked with leading a new data privacy management effort. Whether it's developing a data inventory, drafting a breach notification plan, or selecting controls to implement, a good place to start is with the NIST Privacy...
Dallas County, one of the 10 largest counties in the U.S., was accustomed to an entirely on-premises workforce. Then came the pandemic. The Texas county's CISO, Michael Anderson, tells how he planned for business resiliency - and why he owes it all to frameworks.
Metrics can help CISOs clearly communicate the potential impact of risks to senior executives and win support for a risk management strategy, say Randall Frietzsche, enterprise CISO of Denver Health, and consultant Dave Bailey of CynergisTek, who describe a step-by-step approach in a joint interview.
When it comes to the cyberattacks, very few are as scary as the Advanced Persistent
Threats (APTs). The National Institute to Standards and
Technology (NIST) defines it as "a long-term pattern of
targeted, sophisticated attacks."
Threat actors are using more sophisticated attack methods which may go undetected...
You already have some sort of third party security program in place - perhaps you've built a security questionnaire based on internal policies or an industry standard such as ISO or NIST. You may have even "right-sized" your questionnaire specifically for different types of supplier relationships and developed a few...
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the indictments of four Chinese military officers in connection with the 2017 Equifax data breach. Also featured: Advice on implementing NIST's new privacy framework; lessons learned in a breach disclosure.
Although NIST's new privacy framework is agnostic toward any particular privacy law, "it gives organizations building blocks to help them meet any obligations under any particular law or jurisdiction" says Naomi Lefkovitz, a NIST senior privacy adviser.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has unveiled a pair of draft practice guidelines that offer updated advice and best practices on how to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data in light of increasing threats from ransomware and other large-scale cyber events.
Adopting the policies in NIST 800-171 brings multiple security-related benefits, including best practices for data access policies, reduced risk of data breaches and insider threats, and a scalable approach to protecting sensitive data.
Twitter users no longer have to supply a phone number in order to use two-step verification for authentication. The move will better protect accounts from SIM hijacking attempts and also means users don't have to sacrifice some of their privacy to enable a security feature.