The lack of a security crisis during the government shutdown has created a false confidence about the safety of U.S. networks and critical infrastructure.
Federal efforts to create a cybersecurity framework have produced good results, but gaps remain and international cooperation is needed, according to one industry report.
A survey conducted for Cisco shows the importance federal, state and local government IT professionals place on cybersecurity.
Proliferation of IT accounts with elevated access privileges is a continuing problem; it could be more troublesome when employees are locked out and only a skeleton staff remains.
But after 11 years it continues to mature and provide a reasonable framework for securing IT systems.
Gen. Keith Alexander insists that the NSA needs public and industry support to do its job, but his lack of transparency makes it hard to keep the faith.
Security priorities are being set for the coming fiscal year, but budget irresponsibility could make achieving them difficult.
The encrypted communications provider is teaming with the Human Rights Foundation to enable secure links for activists, dissidents and other groups at risk of government snooping.
The latest revelations from the Snowden files confirm what many have suspected for more than 35 years: The NSA knows it is easier to break a code if someone gives you the keys.
The attacks being used by pro-Assad hacktivists are not new, but they demonstrate the ability of bad guys to exploit the Internet's ecosystem.