New cyber security directive from DHS has cut mandatory time for U.S. federal government agencies to patch vulnerabilities considered critical from 30 to 15 days, failure to do so may result in administrative penalties.
Seventy percent of security pros want governments to impose social media regulation for the collection of personal data by social media companies. Yet, expectations are hazy and 72% also indicated that they have little to no faith that government officials have an understanding of the threats to digital privacy.
The private sector is increasingly turning to cyber insurance to at least mitigate some of the effects of hacking, however governments across the globe seem to have been slow to take advantage. Given the severity of the cyber threats, is it time for public sector agencies to leverage cyber insurance offerings?
A recent audit of websites by the well-known Online Trust Alliance has revealed something that many consumers have long suspected. Financial institutions are the least trusted when it comes to cybersecurity. Although the results are no doubt coloured by the inherent fear that many consumers have when it comes to the…