Here's a sampling of the many sessions at RSA 2014 that will provide timely insights for security specialists in the government sector on such topics as vetting foreign technologies and implementing the new cybersecurity framework.
Six technology companies that sued the government to allow them to disclose secret requests for customer information have made their first revelations under terms of an agreement reached late last month with the government.
They're thought-leaders. Movers and shakers. VIPs and MVPs within their industry sectors. And their actions weigh heavily on how information security is practiced, taught and tested. These are 2014's Influencers.
The breach at Target stores that may have affected as many as 40 million credit and debit card account holders is a watershed moment that could greatly raise awareness of cybersecurity risks, says privacy attorney David Navetta.
Amidst draft legislation and the fallout of large-scale breaches, now is both the best and worst of times for privacy, says Trevor Hughes of the IAPP. What are the best career opportunities for privacy pros?
BankInfoSecurity and CUInfoSecurity have announced their annual list of Influencers to acknowledge individuals and organizations that are playing critical roles shaping information security and privacy.
With information freely available about anyone on the Internet, ISACA's Robert Stroud says security professionals need to better monitor and control how personal information is being accessed and used.
In a speech revealing new limits on the way intelligence agencies collect telephone metadata, President Obama also announced a comprehensive review of how government and business are confronting the challenges inherent in big data.
CareersInfoSecurity's inaugural Top 10 Influencers list recognizes the leaders from business, education and government who are making groundbreaking efforts to have a great impact on information security careers in 2014.
Whether reports that the National Security Agency entered into a secret contract with security provider RSA are true or not - and RSA says they're not - the reputations of all American security vendors have been tarnished.