News & Commentary
Content tagged with Cybersecurity posted in April 2014
Defense Dept. CIO Teri Takai Resigns
News  |  4/28/2014  | 
Takai launched several IT initiatives that cut across the military branches.
Microsoft: No IE Patch For Windows XP
News  |  4/28/2014  | 
Hackers are already exploiting a new Internet Explorer flaw. Microsoft promises a fix -- but not for Windows XP.
Google Boosts Encryption In Chrome For Android
News  |  4/28/2014  | 
Users of Chrome on Android devices should see improved speed and security.
Justice Department Names New CIO
News  |  4/25/2014  | 
Joseph Klimavicz, who led IT, big data, and datacenter consolidation initiatives at NOAA, will assume the DoJ's CIO seat in May.
DARPA Seeks Optical Devices To Boost Communications
News  |  4/23/2014  | 
Direct On-chip Digital Optical Synthesizer program aims to shrink optical synthesizers for microchips that will enable advanced military operations such as detecting enemy chemical production sites.
Cyber Espionage Incidents Triple: Verizon Report
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
As cyber espionage grows quickly, government agencies become the No. 1 target, finds 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report.
Sensitive Data: What Constitutes 'Reasonable Protection'?
Commentary  |  4/22/2014  | 
NIST's Cybersecurity Framework takes on new context for industry execs in light of FTC lawsuit against the Wyndham hotel chain over data security lapses.
Cyber Security Insurance Market
News  |  4/21/2014  | 
Cross-industry standards could spur more affordable cyber security insurance.
Protecting Critical Infrastructure: A New Approach
News  |  4/21/2014  | 
NIST's cyber-security framework gives critical-infrastructure operators a new tool to assess readiness. But will operators put this voluntary framework to work?
Mobile App Development: 5 Worst Security Dangers
Commentary  |  4/18/2014  | 
Address these areas when building apps -- or brace yourself for a PR and liability nightmare should an attacker find and exploit a flaw.
Secure Collaboration Tool Aims to Stop Data Leaks
News  |  4/18/2014  | 
BAE Systems' leakage-prevention Secure Information Broker Appliance program edits info your organization doesn't want outsiders to see.
License Plate Recognition Technology Branches Out
News  |  4/17/2014  | 
Law enforcement officials see new security and surveillance uses for license plate recognition technology.
Federal IT Security Policies Must Be User Friendly
Commentary  |  4/16/2014  | 
Federal agencies should choose security tools and policies that suit the productivity needs of their employees.
Luring The Elusive Cyber Security Pro
Commentary  |  4/14/2014  | 
Struggling to find scarce IT security talent? Make sure your hiring managers understand the certifications and match candidates for skills fit -- not just credentials.
Hacker Weev Free After Appeal
News  |  4/11/2014  | 
Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer, who embarrassed AT&T by exposing a security flaw, had his conviction overturned by federal appeals court.
Feds Address Antitrust Concerns On Cyberthreat Sharing
News  |  4/11/2014  | 
Justice Dept. and FTC confirm that sharing cybersecurity threat information is not an antitrust law violation.
ICANN Defends Internet Oversight Handoff
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
Congress hears arguments for and against Commerce Department plans to give up control of many Internet operations.
Paul Allen Invests In Online Voting Firm
News  |  4/9/2014  | 
E-voting firm Scytl receives $40 million from Paul Allen's Vulcan Capital to continue election modernization efforts. Defense Department among its customers.
FTC Privacy Enforcement Power Wins Court Blessing
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
The agency's claim against Wyndham Hotels for poor data security practices has been allowed to proceed.
Federal Agencies Fail To Protect Personal Data
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
Government agencies have inconsistently responded to both cyber and non-cyber incidents, a watchdog group says.
What Enterprise IT Can Learn From Industrial Engineering
Commentary  |  4/1/2014  | 
Budget-challenged IT organizations would do well to adopt the efficiency policies of industrial engineering. It applies efficiencies across enterprise operations, not just in specific areas.


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