Components manufactured overseas that go into IT products used by the U.S. government could be exploited by foreign intelligence agents to degrade the security of critical federal government networks and data, the GAO reports.
As one team of researchers analyzes a new version of Duqu, a worm related to the Stuxnet Trojan blamed for disabling Iranian centrifuges used to enrich uranium, other researchers zero in on who is behind the worm discovered last fall.
A recent research paper that raised questions about the efficacy of RSA public-private key cryptography shouldn't alarm IT security practitioners, says Eugene Spafford of Purdue University. Here's why.
Jason Clark, CSO of Websense, has spent a significant amount of time meeting with over 400 CSOs. From his interactions, Clark offers his advice on how chief information security officers can be more effective.
Protecting the availability, confidentiality and integrity of information are the core tenets of IT security. But an FBI cybersecurity leader, Steve Chabinsky, suggests the central theme of IT security needs to be broadened to include assurance and attribution.
The rise in hacktivism and data breaches changed the information security landscape. These incidents also influenced the content of RSA Conference 2012, says Hugh Thompson, event program committee chair.
Cloud-computing service provider contracts, for most businesses and government customers, are take-it-or-leave it propositions, so organizations must approach a services agreement cautiously, IT security lawyer FranÃ§oise Gilbert says.