The latest Government Accountability Office report reflects the complexity of securing key IT systems: The administration has come far the past two years, but much more work remains to be done to secure effectively the nation's critical information infrastructure.
Federal regulators won't issue final versions of two important rules that deal with healthcare information privacy and security issues until the second half of this year, says security expert Lisa Gallagher.
In his new post, Chris Painter will head the State Department's global diplomatic engagement on cyber issues and serve as the department's primary liaison with his former boss, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt.
Deven McGraw, co-chair of the Privacy and Security Tiger Team that's advising federal regulators, offers insights on how the team's recommendations might be implemented and what topics it will tackle next.
This week's top news and views: Government infosec pros question the federal government's security resolve, according to our new survey; Steve Jobs is Apple of Pentagon's eye; and a Department of Cyber -- a fleeting idea?
Visa says a move toward EMV can help merchants cut PCI compliance costs, and SWIFT says globalization, regulation and the introduction of new services from non-financial providers will set the tone for payments 2011.