New research from Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute provides further evidence why IT security isn't just the problem of an enterprise's security organization but of its top non-IT leadership as well.
Many organizations have the expertise required to implement cyber intelligence but have yet to learn how to integrate those skill sets into an effective, end-to-end process, says Intelligence and National Security Alliance's Terry Roberts.
"Matching an implementation to the cloud definition can assist in evaluating the security properties of the cloud," says computer scientist Peter Mell, author of The NIST Definition of Cloud Computing.
What fraud and security issues does Paul Smocer, the new president of BITS, see as being top concerns in the coming year? Mobile payments, social media, and a strong need for institutions and organizations to comply with existing guidance top the list.
Mike Brown and Amry Junaideen see audits as great tools to promote heftier IT security budgets, substantiating where dollars should be spent to safeguard an organization's information systems and assets.
Facial recognition, arguably, is the technology that most threatens individual privacy online, and that's on the mind of Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller, who has asked the FTC to report on its growing use.
While the debate over privacy swirls, the actual voice of the consumer is rarely heard. Until now. And what the consumers have to say in new research about privacy notices and data usage may surprise you.
Many institutions - in and out of government - would hire more IT security professionals if they could be found. According to our analysis of BLS data, there's virtually no unemployment among IT security pros, creating a dearth of IT security specialists.
"The CRMA will give us a heightened awareness of our responsibility in not just evaluating operational or compliance risks, but understanding strategic risks to the business," says Denny Beran of J.C. Penney.
When Mano Paul of (ISC)2 discusses today's top application security challenges, he draws an analogy with sharks. And what he views as the skills needed to tackle today's top threats might surprise you.
The growing IT security profession - which shows virtually no unemployment, according to government data - remains the domain of white and Asian men with a scarcity of women, African Americans and Latinos.