A bill (H.R. 4257) that would require the federal government to improve its data security procedures has been approved by the House of Representatives. It is now pending in the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee.
In Information Security Governance Simplified, author Todd Fitzgerald provides an excellent overview on how security managers can create an effective information security program without breaking the bank. He shows the reader how to create a governance program that includes all of the necessary managerial, technical, and operational controls.