NIST's Ron Ross, one of the world's top information risk thought leaders, says new guidance he co-wrote doesn't dictate how organizations must approach risk assessment, but gives enterprises options on how to conduct risk appraisals.
The guidance discusses methods, techniques and best practices for the sanitization of target data on different media types and risk-based approaches organizations can apply to establish and maintain a media sanitization program.
The new report aims to help access-control experts improve their evaluation of the highest security access-control systems by discussing the administration, enforcement, performance and support properties of mechanisms that are embedded in each system.
In the past, just writing "privacy pro" on a business card could get you into the field. "That's not the case today," says the IAPP's Trevor Hughes, who details today's challenges for privacy professionals.
"With the increasing breadth and depth of cyberattacks ... risk assessments provide important information to guide and inform the selection of appropriate defensive measures so organizations can respond effectively," guidance coauthor Ron Ross says.
Organizations must carefully consider patch management in the context of overall IT security because it's so important to achieving sound security. Read about NIST's recommendations on how best to implement patch management.