Imagine drafting the top IT security minds into a defense force to protect the nation's critical IT infrastructure. Defense Minister Jaak Aaviksoo and other Estonian leaders mull the possibility of instituting such a draft.
The Office of the Inspector General will scrutinize the privacy and security policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, as well as the details of the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program.
Fraud attempts will escalate, not diminish, as new threats and channels blossom in 2011. Growth in mobile banking and the use of social networks are expected to pose new security challenges, experts say.
This month's most compelling news and views: top 10 government IT security stories of 2010, four components on the insider threat, pragmatic optimist Howard Schmidt and failure to enact major cybersecurity bill foreseen. And don't miss our audio week-in-review podcast by Executive Editor Eric Chabrow