Even the brightest technologists aren't immune from cyber-attacks. Just ask Facebook. The social-media company says it fell victim to a sophisticated attack in which an exploit allowed malware to be installed on employees' laptops.
President Obama, in his State of the Union address, says the executive order will strengthen the nation's cyberdefenses by increasing information sharing with business and developing standards to protect national security and privacy.
For the fourth consecutive year, Information Security Media Group will be a Platinum Media Sponsor of the RSA Conference. And for the fifth straight year, ISMG editors will host staged sessions at the event.
Security leaders have a firm grasp on their technology controls and processes as they continue into 2013. It's addressing the vulnerabilities in people that remains the outstanding challenge of the year.
The new measure would require banks, healthcare providers, social media companies, search engines and other e-commerce entities operating in Europe - even those based elsewhere - to report breaches to national authorities.
Ron Ross, the NIST computer scientist who heads the initiative that is revising the guidance, characterizes the updated publication as the most comprehensive one since the initial catalogue of controls was issued in 2005.