June 20, 2013 Added by:Eric Chiu
In a competitive business environment, reputation is a critical differentiator. Any company that suffers from a major data breach, instigated by an employee with a small grudge and big access, could face devastating consequences to the corporate brand, and to the bottom line.
June 18, 2013 Added by:Tripwire Inc
This post is all about Control 13 of the CSIS 20 Critical Security Controls – Boundary Defense. Here we explore the (29) requirements I’ve parsed out of the control.
June 14, 2013 Added by:Vinod Mohan
Given the expanding threat landscape for the SMB and the increased demand for affordable IT security tools, here are five valuable tips for IT pros that help shed light on managing enterprise security on a budget.
June 12, 2013 Added by:Ian Tibble
The notion that VA tools really can be used to give a decent picture of vulnerability is still heavily embedded, and that notion in itself presents a serious vulnerability for businesses.
June 07, 2013 Added by:Michael Fornal
Identity Management applications are slowly gaining speed in the security realm as an important tool in managing provisions of an applications or to aid in gaining a handle on compliance and identity governance.
May 17, 2013 Added by:Luis Corrons
IT Departments are very often one step behind users, and unfortunately in most cases there is no real control over all devices on the corporate network. Despite perimeter solutions still being a necessity, the corporate perimeter must now expand to include new devices (mainly smartphones and tablets) that also handle confidential corporate information.
May 13, 2013 Added by:InfosecIsland News
As an Infosec Island reader, we are pleased to offer you the following complimentary IT security resources for the week of May 13, 2013.
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 19, 2013 Added by:Rafal Los
In just about every organization (with little exception) there are more things to defend than there are resources to defend with. Remember playing the game of Risk, when you were a kid? Maybe you still have the game now... amazing how close to that board game your life in InfoSec is now, isn't it?
April 16, 2013 Added by:Scott Thomas
Most non-IT people know about DLP only when the IT organization contacts them to let them know they did something they shouldn't have. For those of us that have to deal with the policies, the alerts, and sending those notices, it can be more complicated.
April 16, 2013 Added by:George Tubin
Cybercriminals continue to develop new methods to bypass security controls in order to install malware on corporate endpoints. An endpoint protection approach that provides both effectiveness and manageability must begin with an understanding of the attack vectors that require mitigation.
April 15, 2013 Added by:Tripwire Inc
Security teams need the right skills in order to ‘ready’ themselves for action, and before we get to engage in some some really advanced security intelligence, big data analysis, haddop, threat intelligence and a myriad of other buzz words, we will need to be able to accomplish the basics first.
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 19, 2013 Added by:Joel Harding
If Congress doesn’t wake up and begin asking serious questions around cybersecurity, their inattention is going to cause us great harm in the coming years.
March 19, 2013 Added by:Rafal Los
It's time to retire the "castle" analogy when it comes to talking about how real Information Security should behave. I still hear it used a lot, and if you walked around the show floor at RSA 2013 you noticed there is still a tremendous amount of focus and vendor push around 'keeping the bad guys out.'
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