April 21, 2015 Added by:Peter Zavlaris
The number of security breaches that have occurred over the last year and a half is unprecedented and has demonstrated a requirement for stronger security. The improvements needed to be made from within will stem from the CISO’s desk. This represents a shift that will require enterprises to re-examine the role of the CISO.
April 19, 2015 Added by:Brent Huston
Spring is here in the US, and that brings with it the need to do some spring cleaning. So, here are some ideas of some things I would like to see the infosec community clean out with the fresh spring air!
April 15, 2015 Added by:Brian Prince
In a new report from Vormetric focused on healthcare organizations, almost half (48 percent) of the IT decision makers from the U.S. said their organization either failed a compliance audit or experienced a data breach in the last year.
April 14, 2015 Added by:Anthony M. Freed
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) released two documents with guidance for financial institutions on mitigating risks from the increase in cyber attacks that compromise user credentials or employ destructive software.
April 14, 2015 Added by:Kevin L. Jackson
The best skill set for preparing someone to become a CISO is a statistical tie between business knowledge and knowledge of IT security best practices.
April 13, 2015 Added by:Tripwire Inc
We have a problem in the security community – or maybe within the modern information age of humanity in general. That problem is we see security as a technology, policy, privacy or people issue, instead of an integrated combination thereof.
April 13, 2015 Added by:Patrick Oliver Graf
When it comes to IT security, government agencies around the world are aware of the challenges and risks small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) face. So it only figures that they offer help, in the form of initiatives aimed specifically at SMEs.
April 10, 2015 Added by:Paul Lipman
While SMBs are vulnerable to many of the same types of attacks as the companies making headlines (Target, JP Morgan, Home Depot, Anthem, etc.), they must defend themselves with vastly smaller IT teams and budgets. SMBs are finding they have a unique set of challenges and vulnerabilities that require a comprehensive but tailored approach to security.
April 07, 2015 Added by:Identropy
As more company business units explore and adopt Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions for their technology needs, IT security groups struggle to keep the “gathering clouds” from raining on their secured environment. On the bright side, these organizations have a very strong security foundation in place for internally hosted applications.
April 06, 2015 Added by:Anthony M. Freed
In a recent survey of security professionals conducted at the e-Crime Congress, 16% of respondents said they support laws that would result prison sentences for executives and Boards of Directors for any negligence on their part following a major data breach.
April 06, 2015 Added by:Tripwire Inc
As reported by the 2013 Europol Serious & Organized Threat Assessment, the “Total Global Impact of CyberCrime [has risen to] US $3 Trillion, making it more profitable than the global trade in marijuana, cocaine and heroin combined.”
April 06, 2015 Added by:PCI Guru
Not surprisingly, I have a number of comments based on what I have read. There are some good things that have come out of this effort. But in my opinion, the committee missed the boat in a few areas and those will lead to even more confusion between penetration testers, QSAs and clients.
April 01, 2015 Added by:Brian Prince
Negotiating with criminals is risky, but it is apparently a risk some people are willing to take if it is going to get them their data back.
March 31, 2015 Added by:Brian Prince
While 53 percent said threat intelligence was critical to having a strong security posture, 47 percent did not agree.
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