BB&T Corp. confirms it's been hit by a DDoS attack, making it the ninth U.S. bank to be targeted in five weeks. The online outage at BB&T comes on the heels of the attack that hit Capital One on Oct. 16.
Cyberthieves are exploiting weaknesses in the U.S. payments infrastructure as an easy-to-travel avenue for access to intellectual capital, says risk consultant Bill Wansley. What can be done to stop them?
Debate surrounding the Cybersecurity Act has focused on whether the government should regulate privately owned, critical IT systems. But the bill also would make significant changes on how government governs IT security, co-sponsor Sen. Tom Carper says. See how.
NIST's Ron Ross will be quite busy at RSA Conference 2012, not only promoting revised guidance on security and privacy controls to be unveiled at the securing conclave, but also participating in a panel on one of his favorite topics: continuous monitoring.
President Obama, at a Virginia community college, outlines his budget that calls for strengthening government cybersecurity as the administration plans to reduce overall IT spending by more than a half-billion next year.
People, as much as anything else, are a critical aspect of information risk management, and businesses and government agencies must monitor employees - and educate them, as well - to thwart a potential threat from within.
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.