This week's top news and views: Government infosec pros question the federal government's security resolve, according to our new survey; Steve Jobs is Apple of Pentagon's eye; and a Department of Cyber -- a fleeting idea?
Known as the Cloud First policy, Federal CIO Vivek Kundra has outlined a new policy in which one-quarter of the $80 billion the federal government spends on information technology would employ cloud computing solutions.
Interest in cloud computing is on the rise, but security concerns linger. This white paper addresses how to mitigate those risks, including:
Developing a secure, holistic infrastructure that encompasses both physical and virtual computing systems;
Establishing high-level information security policies for...
Organizations investigating cloud computing must consider many different options, including public, private and hybrid clouds. And each approach poses different risks. This white paper addresses:
Choosing a cloud computing solution;
Addressing the risks associated with moving to the cloud;
Planning IT services...
Security professionals at organizations adopting cloud computing solutions must put in place policies, processes and relationships that will result in keeping enterprise data safe. This industry perspective recommends:
Adopting high-level information security policies as well as granular procedures and standards...
This week's top news and views: NIST issues new guidance on securing public cloud; Senators say no Internet kill switch in their bill; Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency sees slow progress; and ex-federal CIO and mom Karen Evans on computer security and kids.
Securing data in the public cloud isn't much different from other types of IT security. "It's the same advice we give for almost any deployment of IT because it is still the right thing to do," NIST Senior Computer Scientist Tim Grance says.
A top concern for most financial institutions is how to add new members and strengthen current customer loyalty, especially when faced with competition from larger institutions and behemoths like Walmart. Read about how Altra Credit Union differentiated themselves with exceptional customer value, and increased their...
"Once you get over the idea that we don't have permanent world peace, and people may need to attack each other in particular circumstances ... then maybe there's a lot of good things to say about cyberweapons," says Peter Sommer of the London School of Economics' Information Systems and Innovation Group.
"Okay, we have bad guys that might be in the system, but at least we're watching them every minute and hopefully detecting them before they do anything too bad," RSA Chief Technology Officer Bret Hartman says.