Kenneth Corbin

Freelance Writer

Kenneth Corbin is a contributing writer based in Washington and Boston who covers government and regulatory issues for CIO.com.

Be proactive not reactive to cybersecurity threats

Be proactive not reactive to cybersecurity threats

Security executives urge firms not to lose focus on prevention. They advise developing a holistic plan for IT and business units to fight cybersecurity together.

Obama taps former NSA CEO to head up cybersecurity

Obama taps former NSA CEO to head up cybersecurity

In late push for cybersecurity legacy, Obama gives structure to panel charged with developing a long-term framework for government's role in protecting critical infrastructure.

White-hat hackers key to securing connected cars

White-hat hackers key to securing connected cars

Federal regulator warns of security and privacy risks in connected cars, calling on manufacturers to partner with white-hat hackers to seek out flaws and vulnerabilities.

Identity theft victim? This site helps you reclaim your life

Identity theft victim? This site helps you reclaim your life

A revamped government website will offer consumers personalized, step-by-step guidance to reclaim their identities and untangle compromised accounts.

Cybersecurity much more than a compliance exercise

Cybersecurity much more than a compliance exercise

An overwhelming number of security executives view compliance as an effective strategy. But it’s not, and many CISOs need to rethink their priorities.

Feds seek balance between privacy and data collection

Feds seek balance between privacy and data collection

Federal consumer-protection authorities expect companies to do more to educate consumers and offer options to limit how personal data is collected and used.

State CIOs agenda targets cybersecurity

State CIOs agenda targets cybersecurity

NASCIO's federal policy agenda for new year looks to expand resources to secure critical infrastructure, recruit top talent and ease the burden of federal regulations.

Microsoft CEO takes a collaborative approach to cybersecurity

Microsoft CEO takes a collaborative approach to cybersecurity

Microsoft CEO Nadella talks of company's role in an ‘ecosystem,’ saying partnerships and top-to-bottom protection and detection critical to battle emerging security threats.

Government CIOs and CISOs under siege by insider threats

Government CIOs and CISOs under siege by insider threats

As the Office of Management and Budget rolls out a framework to help agencies advance their cybersecurity posture, a new report highlights pervasive vulnerabilities from insiders.

Government cloud adoption efforts lag as security concerns persist

Government cloud adoption efforts lag as security concerns persist

Half a decade into the cloud-first initiative, adoption in the federal government continues to be way behind schedule mostly due to security concerns. Vendors argue that those concerns are exaggerated.

NSA chief warns cyberthreats persist despite China accord

NSA chief warns cyberthreats persist despite China accord

White House reaches an agreement with China over cybersecurity as NSA Director Michael Rogers cautions that a formal non-proliferation agreement won't deter emerging threats from non-state actors.

Why startup leaders need to set the tone for security

Why startup leaders need to set the tone for security

Amid new calls from federal authorities for prioritizing security in tech startups, industry experts stress the importance of having firm leaders set a cultural tone.

Tech startups need to get serious about security

Tech startups need to get serious about security

Federal Trade Commission chair takes her message about security by design to the Bay Area, urging young companies not to let the rush to market overshadow critical consumer protections.

How OPM data breach could have been prevented

How OPM data breach could have been prevented

The director of the U.S. government's Office of Personnel Management is out after revelations that the recently disclosed data breach was far larger than initially thought. Inspector general says warnings went ignored.

Security threats, hackers and shadow IT still plague health IT

Security threats, hackers and shadow IT still plague health IT

New analyses of security posture in the fast-growing health-tech market highlight the challenges posed by both external threats and unauthorized cloud applications.

Government security workers have a big data problem

Government security workers have a big data problem

Better analytics could help government workers improve security, but they are hindered by tight budgets and many say they're already overwhelmed by the data they have now.

Having ‘the ear of the CEO’ is key to battling cyberthreats

Having ‘the ear of the CEO’ is key to battling cyberthreats

Former FBI director stresses the importance of an enterprise-wide approach to cybersecurity, while Congress considers legislation to promote sharing threat information.

Insider threats force balance between security and access

Insider threats force balance between security and access

Security experts caution that non-malicious actors within the enterprise are the more challenging aspect of the insider threat, calling for rethinking policies to better tailor employee and vendor access.

Corporate culture hinders cyber insurance buy-in

Corporate culture hinders cyber insurance buy-in

Homeland Security officials working to promote cyber insurance cautions that security issues are too often marginalized within the IT department rather being incorporated into the larger enterprise risk management framework.

Is student data at risk due to out-of-date privacy laws

Is student data at risk due to out-of-date privacy laws

Members of Congress warn that an aging privacy statute hasn't kept pace with technology in the classroom and urge that restrictions be placed on third-party use of student data.

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