The US Department of Energy is tackling cybersecurity for its various branches, including the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), with a new cybersecurity council tasked with formulating best practices in the security arena.
17 June 2013
A research effort into the security practices of Fortune 500 companies has found that while a majority of the largest US public companies are following the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Guidelines by providing some level of disclosure regarding data breaches, some companies that have had exposures have chosen to remain silent. And, companies may be underestimating certain risks, like state-sponsored cyber-espionage.
14 June 2013
In a talk this week’s Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit near Washington DC, two industry analysts from Gartner examined the hype and reality behind the idea of ‘cyberwar’ – defining what it is, what it is not, and what organizations should do to prepare.
12 June 2013
A new study of attitudes towards risk-based security shows a marked difference in approach between management and operations: to one it is an art, to the other a science.
10 June 2013
A Congressional survey of utility companies shows that the US electric grid is warding off “daily,” “constant” and “frequent” cyber-attacks, including one power company that reported it is the target of around 10,000 attempted attacks each month.
22 May 2013
In a move to comply with President Obama’s Executive Order on cybersecurity, the US General Services Administration (GSA) is issuing a request for information (RFI) calling for input on ways to make the federal government's cybersecurity more resilient.
20 May 2013
Infosecurity Europe has released basic figures on last month’s eighteenth annual exhibition and conference: pre-ABC audit figures show a 6% increase in visitors over 2012 to 13,200, with more than 70 new exhibitors.
15 May 2013
DDoS services for hire – so-called “booters” that can be hired to knock, or boot, a website offline – are making their way out of the dark shadow-world of hacker message boards and forums, instead taking payments via PayPal and advertising in mainstream venues like YouTube with handy videos featuring hired actors.
14 May 2013
At Infosecurity Europe 2013, Drew Amorosi – deputy editor of Infosecurity – assembled a panel of industry experts to discuss state-sponsored cyber attacks, and the legal frameworks that govern them.
09 May 2013
Infosecurity magazine’s Eleanor Dallaway sits down with representatives of ISACA, (ISC)², and the ISSA at the recent Infosecurity Europe conference in London.
08 May 2013