An address by FBI Director James Comey at the RSA security conference seems to equate civil liberties and privacy. But when he offers an example of balancing Americans' rights with cybersecurity, he mainly refers to the civil liberties, not privacy.
Lawsuits claiming infringements on information security technology patents could become more common as the value of the technology increases in light of the need to prevent breaches, says attorney James Denaro, who leads the intellectual property practice at the CipherLaw Group.
The Department of Homeland Security is offering managed cybersecurity services free of charge as an incentive to get financially strapped local, state and territorial governments to adopt the cybersecurity framework.
While most organizations are focusing on compliance, they are ignoring basic human-factor security risks that technology cannot fix, says Hord Tipton, executive director of the International Systems Security Certification Consortium, better known as (ISC)Â².
While massive DDoS attacks were dominant in 2013, this year, smaller application-layer attacks going after such things as log-in pages and password files are far more common, says Rich Bolstridge, chief strategist, financial services, at Akamai Technologies.
Bitcoin-trading website Mt.Gox was taken offline abruptly as of late Monday, Feb. 24. The news raises concerns about the viability of the online virtual currency as well as security issues associated with Bitcoin.