Healthcare providers often fail to conduct comprehensive, timely risk assessments, as required by regulators. But security expert Kate Borten says they can leverage new guidance to help get the job done.
"Any bug, beacon or backdoor put into our critical systems could allow for a catastrophic and devastating domino effect of failures throughout our networks," says Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Select Committee on Intelligence.
A wave of distributed denial of service attacks on banks raises the question: Should the owners of the nation's critical information infrastructure, when assessing risk, be held to a higher standard because society relies on them to function?
If Congress banned the sale of computer wares from Chinese companies to prevent backdoor spying, components made in China would still make it to American shores through products sold by other vendors. Virtually all of them contain Chinese-made parts.
The continuing loss of data to China suggests that the federal government should carefully assess the cybersecurity implications associated with the expansion of Chinese cloud and mobile providers in the U.S.
Mike Mitchell, who serves as chairman of the PCI Security Standards Council, says mobile is a focus for leaders in the payment security space. So does the PCI Council expect emerging tech to influence the PCI-DSS?