May 09, 2013 Added by:Anthony M. Freed
Often in the security field we hear the question asked, “Who’s watching the watchers?” It occurred to me recently that one might make a similar rhetorical quip about other aspects of our field – in particular, the question of “Who’s standardizing the standards?”
May 08, 2013 Added by:Lee Mangold
As security professionals, we have to understand that not everyone has a passion for security. In fact, most people don’t. Given that we know “they” don’t share our passion, and we know they are the most vulnerable attack vector, why do we continue to bore them with homogenous and irrelevant training?
April 25, 2013 Added by:Andrew Avanessian
PCI DSS Requirement guidelines certainly reinforce how compliance has hardened from suggestive or advisory directives to true mandates with hefty fines and strict consequences for those failing to take heed.
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 20, 2013 Added by:Patrick Oliver Graf
The safeguarding of private customer information has become a top priority for many organizations, thanks in no small part to government regulation and industry oversight, as we move toward an increasingly digital world.
March 09, 2013 Added by:Rohit Sethi
If you process, transmit or store credit card data in your software then you’re likely subject to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). One of the most onerous sections of the PCI DSS is requirement 6: Develop and maintain secure systems and applications.
March 08, 2013 Added by:Rohit Sethi
The HTC settlement is not based on high-profile breaches. Instead, it points out: “HTC America failed to employ reasonable and appropriate security practices in the design and customization of the software on its mobile devices”.
February 01, 2013 Added by:Danny Lieberman
In our previous post on patient privacy, we noted that patient data loss is a lot like planes disappearing in the Bermuda Triangle – no one really knows where the planes disappeared to, since the people on the planes never return to tell the story...
January 29, 2013 Added by:Rebecca Herold
Marketing organizations salivate at the prospects of doing advanced analysis with such data to discover new trends and marketing possibilities. The government wants to use it for investigations. Historians want to use it for, yes, marking historical events. And the list could go on...
January 28, 2013 Added by:Danny Lieberman
It is no accident that the largest healthcare organizations have the highest rate of patient-privacy breaches. The old saying – “the bigger they are, the harder they fall” is true, but more than that is happening when it comes to patient-privacy breaches in America as a whole...
January 28, 2013 Added by:PCI Guru
Acquiring banks, for the most part, cannot answer basic questions about the PCI DSS, so we are supposed to believe that they are experts on retention of pre-authorization data based on a company’s vertical market and region? Talk about passing the buck...
January 22, 2013 Added by:Danny Lieberman
After the sanity check with the team that constructed the threat scenarios, you and your HIPAA consultant need to calculate your Value at Risk. Calculating VaR will help shed light on where to save money and where to spend money...
January 21, 2013 Added by:Thomas Fox
These insights could help you improve your compliance program. And while it doesn’t have quite the same rhyming scheme as Paul Simon’s Mrs. Robinson, here’s to you Stan ‘The Man’ Musial. I hope that you enjoy an inning or two at the great game in the hereafter...
January 19, 2013 Added by:Tripwire Inc
Security professionals today identify lack of qualified talent and lack of organizational funding as a key problem to their daily job; which probably implies that they are doing what they can with what they have; which likely may not meet expectations...
January 16, 2013 Added by:Ed Bellis
Gene Kim was kind enough to provide me with an advanced review copy of The Phoenix Project who is a co-author of the book. Fair warning: the first half of this book brought back nails-on-a-chalkboard type memories of dealing with large-scale audits and everything that comes with it...
January 15, 2013 Added by:Kelly Colgan
Scammers are taking advantage of a product financing offer that presents identity thieves with the opportunity to fraudulently obtain instant credit approval to make online purchases. The crime is simple to carry out. All scammers need are the basic types of information commonly exposed in data breaches...
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