Three U.S. banks have been targeted by new DDoS attacks that apparently had little impact. As bank defenses improve, some experts say the attackers may shift targets to other industries affecting critical infrastructure.
The old saw of a blind squirrel fortuitously finding an acorn reminds the Atlantic Council's Jason Healey of cyber-assailants from third-rate cyber-power Iran, believed to be behind DDoS attacks on U.S. banks.
The panel would review the latest intelligence and communications technologies to determine the risk of unauthorized disclosure to national security and foreign policy, as well as assess the need to maintain the public trust.
Though others deemed Bruce McConnell as one of the government's most innovative security thought-leaders, he says his vision of how best to secure IT evolved during his just-ended 4-year tenure at DHS as a senior cybersecurity policymaker.
Organizations won't effectively share cyberthreat intelligence until they have more efficient ways of gathering and prioritizing data, says EMC's Kathleen Moriarty, author of a new report about information sharing weaknesses.
In the wake of the NSA leak by former systems administrator Edward Snowden, how can organizations limit the amount of data access offered to those managing IT systems? Former CIA CISO Robert Bigman explains.
The best ideas to secure the Internet do not come from the top-down government approach imposed by some foreign governments, but from the openness derived by a multi-stakeholder process, says Christopher Painter, America's top cyber diplomat.
While user education is valuable, needed and helpful, there is one problem with this approach - it only partially works, and partially working is simply not good enough, security expert George Tubin contends.