As far as Dr. Giles Hogben of ENISA is concerned, now might be the golden opportunity for information security experts to influence the security and privacy measures that may help define Internet safety for the next decade or beyond.
Rep. Mary Bono Mack, at left in photo, wants security provider McAfee to brief the House subcommittee she chairs on its report of cyberattacks waged against governments and global businesses for more than five years it labels Shady RAT.
"There are still a lot of inexperienced people out there that are passing themselves off as experts," says Scott Laliberte, managing director of Protiviti, outlining the common challenges of penetration testing.
As fraud continues to evolve and affect financial institutions, careers are plentiful for fraud-fighting professionals, says Jean-Francois Legault, a fraud investigations specialist with Deloitte and Touche.
"I don't think there's any connection [to] the investments banks will make in fraud prevention," says Doug Johnson of the ABA. "It's not about making budget cuts; it's about protecting the customer relationship and ensuring security."
Documenting procedures for the State Department's custom-made, continuous-monitoring tool known as iPost will help ensure that the data collected are appropriately used to protect the agency's global IT system, a GAO audit says.