• Sextant against digital sea background

    How can cybersecurity improve if the problem can't be measured?

    A proposal for accurately measuring the scope of cybersecurity problems and charting progress is being presented at the EastWest Institute's international summit on cyberspace.

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  • HealthCaregov test checklist

    Lesson from A launch is no time for a beta test

    The past month of problems and de-bugging on the Affordable Care Act portal has not been so bad, if you think of it as a beta.

    Comments: 15
  • end user

    Security meets the enemy, and it's the users

    A survey of federal security people and end users produces interesting -- but not surprising -- results: The rift between users and defenders is undermining cybersecurity.

    Comments: 9
  • bomb

    Is the shutdown promoting a false sense of cybersecurity?

    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.

    Comments: 1
  • global security

    Cybersecurity strategy needs a global approach

    Federal efforts to create a cybersecurity framework have produced good results, but gaps remain and international cooperation is needed, according to one industry report.

    Comments: 4
  • vice

    Government IT pros say a network hack would be worse than ...

    A survey conducted for Cisco shows the importance federal, state and local government IT professionals place on cybersecurity.

    Comments: 2
  • skeleton of IT worker in a data center

    With shutdown, can agencies manage insider threats?

    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.

    Comments: 3
  • turtle

    The slow but steady progress of FISMA

    But after 11 years it continues to mature and provide a reasonable framework for securing IT systems.

  • Gen. Keith Alexander

    Getting harder to trust Alexander's NSA

    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.

    Comments: 3
  • Man with New Year

    Congress to IT security: Happy fiscal New Year

    Security priorities are being set for the coming fiscal year, but budget irresponsibility could make achieving them difficult.

    Comments: 2

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