Both programs provide a basic level of security across the federal government regardless of an agency's cybersecurity skill set or resources at a given moment.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology yesterday rolled out guidance that is meant to explain how federal laws support the exchange of health information.
The Defense Department launched its third version of the Better Buying Power initiative last week focusing on cybersecurity and technology acquisition. "Better Buying Power 3.0 really is animated by an urgent concern of ours, and that is what we see to be a steady erosion of our technological superiority that we have relied upon for so long in all of our defense strategies," said Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work at an April 9 DoD press conference.
As corporations consider the protection of company and customer data, security, privacy and usability are a major focus but businesses cited several challenges in taking such measures. Identity management and data integrity are among the issues highlighted in a draft interagency report (pdf) published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology April 2.
Although the Coast Guard has taken steps to reduce insider threats, there's still more to do, including training Coast Guard employees about insider threat awareness, says a March 27 Homeland Security Department inspector general report.
Recent work toward a nuclear deal with Iran has smoothed relations between the country and the United States, but Iran's seemingly dormant cyber operations infrastructure remains poised for deployment at any time, according to a panel of experts.
President Obama last week signed an executive order that makes it possible to impose sanctions on individuals who threaten national cybersecurity.
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The world's largest library and the country's oldest federal cultural institution is increasingly relying on IT as it continues to carry its collection mission in the Digital Age, but it's struggling to effectively administer and protect new systems.
As more networked medical devices like insulin pumps and cardiac pacemakers are woven into the fabric of digital healthcare and into the "Internet of Things," their promise of improving care is being tempered by security concerns.