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.
Getting the healthcare sector prepared for new and emerging cybersecurity threats is a new focus this year for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, says its chief privacy officer, Joy Pritts.
Researchers at Dell SecureWorks have identified some 146 unique malware families that are targeting cryptocurrencies. Approximately 100 of those have emerged in just the last year, says Pat Litke, security analysis adviser for the company's CyberThreat unit.
Although the growth of cloud-based data centers offers opportunities to more rapidly deploy applications, it also raises new security issues, says Steve Pao, senior vice president at Barracuda Networks.
Many endpoints in the healthcare sector, including medical devices, are being hacked because of inadequate security, according to a new study from the SANS Institute that identified apparent vulnerabilities at 375 organizations.
Now that the cybersecurity framework has been released, security experts are pondering whether the voluntary approach to following the guidance might eventually need to be replaced by some sort of mandate.
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