May 23, 2013 Added by:Steven Fox, CISSP, QSA
An interesting blog post outlined five actions that Apple CEO Tim Cook should take following his appearance before Congress. The article outlines five actionable steps to achieving something to which Tim Cook, and many information security teams, aspire – connection with their customers.
May 09, 2013 Added by:Michael Fornal
A security check list is a list of security controls that a vendor or application must meet. These controls can range from how storage back up is to be done, to password complexity requirements. Having a checklist can help you in deciding if the application or vendor conforms to your company’s security requirements.
April 06, 2013 Added by:Anthony M. Freed
In a convergence culture, accountability for risk is accepted across the organization, and when that happens, risk management becomes a priority to the business, informing strategy and objectives. By helping identify and mitigate risk across finance, operations and IT, the CISO puts security in context of what could affect profit.
March 27, 2013 Added by:Rafal Los
Strategy without accompanying tactics is a lost cause. Tactics without a solid footing in strategy is an expensive lost cause. The maturity of an organization's security team is directly proportional to their ability to have a foundational strategy and be able to implement tactical measures and feedback to adjust to changing conditions in order to defend adequately.
March 27, 2013 Added by:Paul Kenyon
Financial institutions sit at the top end of the scale for security and reputational risk, with their databases of customer information making them especially vulnerable to criminal interception and subject to regulatory obligations.
March 21, 2013 Added by:Oliver Rochford
In an enterprise environment, a computer comes preloaded with Antivirus. For businesses, this is of course a good thing. It has sadly also had some unintended consequences – mainly to be found in the perception and expectations that customers and end-users have developed because of the commoditization of antivirus.
March 20, 2013 Added by:Ian Tibble
The early days of deciding what to do with the risk will be slow and difficult and there might even be some feisty exchanges, but eventually, addressing the risk becomes a mature, documented process that almost melts into the background hum of the machinery of a business.
February 19, 2013 Added by:Mike Lennon
In a fascinating, unprecedented, and statistics-packed report, security firm Mandiant made direct allegations and exposed a multi-year, massive cyber espionage campaign that they say with confidence is the work of China.
February 12, 2013 Added by:Robert Siciliano
Sometimes it’s the worst things that can happen that become the eye-opening best things that effect positive change. The year 2012 saw numerous high-profile data breaches, epic hacks, full-on hacktivism and lots of major identity theft ring busts.
February 01, 2013 Added by:Infosec Island
The recent attacks against the New York Times allegedly carried out by the Chinese military highlight the importance of layered security to protect sensitive systems and data.
January 29, 2013 Added by:Infosec Island
Attacks can come from anywhere. Even more daunting is that not all malware is alike. Learn about battling advanced threats and the progressive strategies to battle malware from this new white paper.
January 13, 2013 Added by:Larry Karisny
We start with one big problem. Internet architecture was never made for security. One of my earliest articles quoted the father of the Internet Vint Cerf by saying, "One of things incumbent on all of us is to introduce strong authentication into the fabric of the smart grid. We did not do that with the Internet."
December 29, 2012 Added by:Paul Kenyon
With technology now available that allows even a true administrator to log in with standard user rights and do their role without ever needing a privilege account, we will start to see more and more organizations adopt a least privilege approach to computing...
December 10, 2012 Added by:Paul Kenyon
In organizations where IT policy hasn’t been enforced or where users expect to have full autonomy over PCs, the transition to least privilege desktops must be carefully planned, so the IT department doesn’t face a user revolt. Make sure to set users’ expectations accordingly...
December 10, 2012 Added by:Hani Banayoti
Another year coming to a close and I am full of hope for new thinking on security for the road ahead. One particular aspect in our profession that I would like to see change in the very near future is the typical approach to incorporating security in contracts with IT Service Providers...
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