Humans continue to be the weakest link in cybersecurity, but they also could become its strongest asset.
The U.S. government is just as vulnerable to cyberthreats—if not more so—compared to two years ago, according to a new survey of federal information security professionals. Nearly half of approximately 1,800 respondents indicated that security has not improved in the federal space, while another 17 percent stated their organization’s security posture is actually worse off.
A new study from Juniper Research, Hampshire, United Kingdom, suggests that the rapid digitization of consumers’ lives and enterprise records will increase the cost of data breaches to $2.1 trillion globally by 2019.
The Internet of Things (IoT) and big data may combine to generate the greatest cyberthreat of all.
If the confession of evil works is the beginning of good works, as Saint Augustine is quoted as saying, today might prove quite cathartic. It’s World Password Day!
Personal identifiable information (PII) constantly is under threat of being compromised. One solution may be to create vaults that grant access to authorized organizations. But will it work, or even be embraced by the public?
Key challenges continue to plague U.S. federal agencies and contractors in the area of cybersecurity, particularly for civilian agencies that trail the robust cyberdefense efforts of the Defense Department and intelligence community, according to a congressional investigative office tasked with summarizing the volatile situation for lawmakers.
My hope is that the general public at last is beginning to develop a basic understanding of the vulnerabilities the nation faces in cybersecurity. My fear is that, while these vulnerabilities affect the public at large, this developing understanding has not yet integrated itself into the culture and broad practice of cybersecurity.
The U.S. Transportation Command, in charge of providing land, sea and air mobility to U.S. forces worldwide, now finds itself tasked with its own form of conflict in the cyber domain.
The Defense Department, facing an increase in defensive cyber operations, now has the command and control it needs to wage those actions on its information network. The Joint Force Headquarters Department of Defense Information Network consolidates efforts that previously were dispersed among the services and organizations.
Proposed cybersecurity legislation is a good start, but much remains to be done to secure the nation from cyberthreats—starting with trust and cooperation among diverse organizations.
Although cybersecurity has been getting a lot of well-deserved attention lately, 90 percent of companies recently surveyed admit that their organizations have invested in a security technology that was ultimately discontinued or scrapped before or soon after deployment.
Don't expect important cyber legislation to be sent to the president any time soon. If history is any judge, all that will emerge is a rehash of existing regulations or executive actions codified for public consumption.
The Pentagon’s new cybersecurity strategy for the first time publicly addresses the department’s option to resort to offensive cyberwarfare tactics as a means to safeguard the military’s information networks. The Department of Defense Cyber Strategy, the second in four years, guides the development of the military’s cyber forces.
Cybersecurity has become a mission of equal importance to the Department of Homeland Security as combating terrorism, Secretary Jeh Johnson shares at the RSA Conference 2015 in California.
Do you have unique personal identification numbers (PINs) for all of your passwords? If you answered no, create a priority “to do” and investigate password vaults, accessible from your mobile devices and web browser.
Modern commercial airliners could be at risk of in-flight cybersecurity attacks through a vulnerability posed by passengers using planes’ wireless systems, warns a federal watchdog agency.
Welcome to the security world, where agencies worry about cyber attacks from the outside as much as from the inside. Guest blogger Ed Bender highlights some surprising results from a recent survey in which respondents lament the insider threat; both from those who intend harm and those who inadvertently invite it.
On the same day that news headlines implicated Russian hackers in a significant cyber attack and breach on the White House, officials attending a cybersecurity summit Tuesday in the nation’s capital warned of the uptick in the number of nation state-sponsored cyber attacks against the U.S. government and businesses.
Cybersecurity is not one of the attractive career fields that tend to draw job seekers in droves to job fairs, especially among today’s young people now entering the work force, experts say.