No one - not even a security vendor - is immune to cyber attacks. "It's not a question of if or when companies will face an attack, but how they're going to defend against it," says Symantec's Francis deSouza.
Concerns expressed by the National Security Agency director come at a time when Congress is split over the role government should perform in determining the security of the mostly privately owned national critical IT infrastructure.
Jason Clark, CSO of Websense, has met recently with 400 CSOs. In a pre-RSA Conference interview, he discusses how security leaders can be more effective when facing mobile security and other challenges.
RSA Chief Technologist Sam Curry defends the company's approach to public-key cryptography after researchers suggest a flaw in its encryption algorithm, contending the problem exists elsewhere in the security chain.
The recent major breach at Zappos.com should lead security professionals in all industries to carefully review how much client information their organization really needs to store, security expert Fred Cate says.