RSA Chief Executive Art Coviello challenged a widespread belief that cybersecurity awareness could curb cyberthreats: "There's no amount of consumer education to make them smart enough to resist attacks. They're just too sophisticated."
Bank of America says weekend problems with its website were not related to any online breaches or attacks, although one analyst called the timing "curious" - coming one day after the bank announced new debit card fees.
New guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology defines an information security continuous monitoring strategy and shows how organizations can create an information security continuous monitoring program.
"The same American ingenuity that put a man on the moon also created the Internet," President Obama says. "We must now harness that spirit of innovation to ... secure technologies to build a safer, more prosperous future for all Americans."
Elayne Starkey recently gave up her BlackBerry for an iPhone, and uses the Apple mobile device for personal and work doings, securely connecting to the computer system of her employer, the state of Delaware.
In the areas of risk management and business continuity, security professionals have advanced significantly since Sept. 11, 2001. But there's still an issue of complacency that needs to be addressed, says Rolf von Roessing, past international vice president of ISACA.
Information security poses a major challenge to the widespread adoption of cloud computing, yet the Cloud Security Alliance, an association of cloud stakeholders, sees the cloud as a provider of information security services.