InformationWeekâs roster of the Top 10 Security Stories of 2010 reads like a Whoâs Who â or, rather a Whatâs What â list of the biggest stories in all things cybersecurity.
All the old favorites and even some 2010 upstarts were represented, from continuing debates about the federal governmentâs cybersecurity efforts to relatively recent headline-grabbers WikiLeaks and Stuxnet.
Debate about the federal governmentâs cyber efforts reached a fever pitch this year. A July presidential commission report raised the alarm on the chronic shortage of federal cyber pros, calling it a âhuman capital crisis.â
The Office of Personnel Management provided a capstone to year-long federal cyber efforts, when it announced it was considering adding a cybersecurity employment track for federal employees.
The year also saw the standing up of the U.S. Cyber Command under the direction of Gen. Keith B. Alexander. His House testimony this fall drew attention to the Pentagonâs efforts to protect military networks and the debate over whether to extend protection to private networks.
Cloud computing also made the list, with GSAâs and USDAâs high-profile migrations coming toward the end of the year and debates about cloud security guidelines FedRAMP likely to continue into next year.
In addition to Stuxnet and WikiLeaks, InformationWeekâs recap also identifies âinsider threats,â â exploitative IT employees spilling firm secrets and the yearâs spate of mergers and acquisitions within the information security realm.