Some people say the U.S. faces a cybersecurity staffing shortage. Renowned computer science professor Eugene Spafford disagrees. He discusses what he sees as the real shortage and what we can do about it.
Here's a sampling of the many sessions at RSA 2014 that will provide timely insights for security specialists in the government sector on such topics as vetting foreign technologies and implementing the new cybersecurity framework.
Leading this week's roundup, HP published its annual Cyber Risk Report for 2013, identifying top vulnerabilities and providing analysis of the threatscape. See additional news from Microsoft, Symantec and more.
Encryption gaps in retail payment card transactions were highlighted at a Congressional hearing that examined security failures in the aftermath of malware attacks against point-of-sale systems at Target and Neiman Marcus.
As Congressional leaders look for answers about why U.S. card security is failing, there hasn't been enough discussion surround why EMV can't easily fix our system. And the card brands have been conspicuously absent from the debate.
Six technology companies that sued the government to allow them to disclose secret requests for customer information have made their first revelations under terms of an agreement reached late last month with the government.
A review of the RSA 2014 agenda shows several seminars, panels and speakers of particular interest to healthcare-focused attendees, including those focused on mobile device security and medical device hacks.