To retain their customers after a breach of sensitive information, organizations should take the extra step of calling those affected to offer free credit protection services, says security expert Brian Dean.
The Boston Marathon tragedy is yet another reminder to organizations to develop alternative ways to communicate with employees during such emergencies. Otherwise, they could put their organizations' continuity plans at risk.
The SEC in 2011 issued staff guidance on disclosure obligations regarding cyber-risks and incidents. Now, Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller wants the SEC commissioners themselves to provide the guidance.
The potential loss of experienced personnel could lead to a shortage of skilled employees and place a greater burden on the existing cybersecurity staff, as well as seriously affect the daily operations of the federal government.
A rider covertly added to the law to fund the government through September requires select agencies to assess technology purchases for cyber-espionage and sabotage, a process that could make it harder to buy wares to secure IT.
Computer networks in nations where the government has ratified international cyber-agreements have lower incidents of malware infection, says Paul Nicholas, Microsoft senior director of global security strategy and diplomacy.