News & Information for Technology Purchasers NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
Home Enterprise I.T. Cloud Computing Applications Hardware More Topics...
You are here: Home / Apple/Mac / Need Cited for Action on Cyber Threat
Is your endpoint data protected?
Experts Cite Need for Obama's Cybersecurity Action
Experts Cite Need for Obama's Cybersecurity Action
By Jennifer LeClaire / NewsFactor Network Like this on Facebook Tweet this Link thison Linkedin Link this on Google Plus
PUBLISHED:
FEBRUARY
13
2013


President Obama on Tuesday signed an executive order to strengthen the cybersecurity of critical infrastructure by increasing information sharing and by jointly developing and implementing a framework of cybersecurity practices with industry partners. How is the technology industry responding?

Lawrence Reusing, general manager of mobile security at Imation, told us it's not news to say we live in a dangerous world -- but we are in a world that's becoming more and more interconnected every day. He pointed to a reality where organizations are being targeted through remote attacks and their employees are also being targeted as travelers so they can bring malicious threats back into the organization.

"For that reason, we need to be ever vigilant in protecting ourselves from the types of attacks -- and attack vectors -- emerging within the world we live in. The United States must take a leadership position by defining policies and procedures so that our critical infrastructure is protected," Reusing said, noting this includes making sure that nefarious interests cannot directly compromise our systems and that our own government employees are protected from themselves.

"As we've seen on more than one occasion, government employees have inadvertently carried malware and other malicious software into their work areas and have accidentally installed that software onto public IT infrastructure," Reusing said. "The security industry needs to give organizations an advantage over malicious software. A comprehensive approach to cybersecurity will address these and other scenarios."

Public-Private Partnerships

Bill Morrow, CEO of Quarri Technologies, told us recent cyberattacks targeting several high-profile media companies and government agencies provides further proof that nation-states' threats are real. Not surprisingly, he said, criminals today are carrying out very targeted and efficient attacks and are becoming more brazen.

"There is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for our leaders in public and private industry to come together in the coming weeks in an effort to put measures in place to help minimize network risks to critical infrastructure that could occur in the future," Morrow said. "There are also a number of steps the private and public sector can take in what I would call preventative medicine."

First, he argued, it is imperative that private and public industry get a better handle on which threats are the most harmful to our own interests in the United States, as this will allow us to allocate resources in the right places. Second, he continued, private industry is a leader in innovation and many of the best IT security products in the world have been developed within our borders. (continued...)

1  |  2  |  Next Page >

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:

Like Us on FacebookFollow Us on Twitter
TOP STORIES NOW
MAY BE OF INTEREST
Protect 100% of your Data The prevalence of laptops and mobile devices in the enterprise makes corporate data increasingly vulnerable to loss and breach. And yet, workforce productivity is now inextricably linked to mobility. Click here to access the white paper "Top 10 Endpoint Backup Mistakes" to learn more about how to confidently protect data across platforms and devices while also providing features designed to enhance the end user experience.
MORE IN APPLE/MAC
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Dairy Queen Latest Retailer To Report Hack
Dairy Queen is known for its hot fries and sweet treats, but it just made cyber history as the latest victim of a hack attack. The fast food chain said that customer data at some stores may be at risk.
 
Lessons from the JPMorgan Chase Cyberattack
JPMorgan Chase is investigating a likely cyberattack. The banking giant is cooperating with law enforcement, including the FBI, to understand what data hackers may have obtained.
 
Who Is the Hacker Group Lizard Squad?
Are they dangerous or just obnoxious? That’s what many are wondering about the hacker group Lizard Squad, which tweeted out a bomb threat that grounded a flight with a Sony exec aboard.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
HP Previews ProLiant Gen9 Servers
Because traditional data center and server architectures are “constraints” on businesses, HP is releasing new servers aimed at faster, simpler and more cost-effective delivery of computing services.
 
Apple Set To Release Largest iPad Ever
Tech giant Apple seems to have adopted the mantra “go big or go home.” The company is planning to introduce its largest iPad ever: a 12.9-inch behemoth that will dwarf its largest existing models.
 
Alert: HP Recalls 5 Million Notebook AC Power Cords
HP is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in the U.S. and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
Apple Sets Sept. 9 Event: iPhone 6, iWatch on Tap?
Save the date. Apple formally announced that its long-anticipated “special event," will take place on September 9. Does the tech giant have the iPhone 6, and the iWatch up its sleeve?
 
Samsung's New Smart Watch Makes Calls Without Phone
Following up on the Gear 2, Samsung has unveiled a new 3G smart watch, the Gear S, that stands out in its ability to make phone calls and send text messages without a smartphone.
 
Apple Set To Release Largest iPad Ever
Tech giant Apple seems to have adopted the mantra “go big or go home.” The company is planning to introduce its largest iPad ever: a 12.9-inch behemoth that will dwarf its largest existing models.
 

Navigation
NewsFactor Network
Home/Top News | Enterprise I.T. | Cloud Computing | Applications | Hardware | Mobile Tech | Big Data | Communications
World Wide Web | Network Security | Data Storage | CRM Systems | Microsoft/Windows | Apple/Mac | Linux/Open Source | Personal Tech
Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.