Pennsylvania Chief Information Security Officer Erik Avakian explains how the commonwealth is using a $1.1 million federal grant to pilot a program to furnish single identities to residents who transact state business over the Internet.
For years, researchers have studied malicious insider threats. But how can organizations protect themselves from insiders who make a mistake or are taken advantage of in a way that puts the organization at risk?
Using "synthetic identities" to commit fraud is becoming easier, but it's increasingly difficult for organizations to detect this type of deception, says Claudel Chery of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
Rather than waiting until they're a breach victim, organizations should reach out to law enforcement officials to develop a good working relationship in battling cybercrimes, federal prosecutor Erez Liebermann says.
Organizations must develop a "defensible response" to data breaches and fraud incidents because of the likelihood of a regulatory investigation or legal action, says attorney Kim Peretti, a former Department of Justice cybercrime prosecutor.
IT security leaders need to develop a strong, holistic security and risk management strategy as they implement advanced, strategic technical capabilities, IBM's David Jarvis says in analyzing new survey results.
The average insider scheme lasts 32 months before it's detected, says threat researcher Jason Clark, who suggests using a combination of the right technologies and the right processes is the key to improving detection.
Nations' policies for mitigating cyberthreats can conflict with efforts to promote cyber-enabled global trade, cautions Allan Friedman, research director of the Brookings Institution's Center for Technology Innovation.
To mark his induction into the National Cyber Security Hall of Fame, Purdue University Computer Science Professor Eugene Spafford offers insights on key challenges, including overcoming senior executives' misperceptions about key issues.
Mitigating card risks associated with retail malware attacks and POS vulnerabilities is a focus of updates to the PCI Data Security Standard, say Bob Russo and Troy Leach of the PCI Security Standards Council.
Top executives at healthcare organizations must take the lead in overcoming a culture that portrays privacy and security as barriers, says Joy Pritts, chief privacy officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
As the federal government ramps up deployment of continuous monitoring, agencies should significantly reduce the time to certify and accredit IT systems and detect vulnerabilities, says the Defense Department's Robert Carey.