Infosec pros take note: As the overall number of "true exploits" have decreased, targeted ones - especially those initiated by criminals or nation states - are becoming harder to detect, say IBM's Rick Miller.
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.
"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.
One takeaway from the $1-billion-plus verdict against Android-maker Samsung for infringing Apple patents is that the users of infringed technology also could be held legally liable, patent attorney Jim Denaro says.
By combining responsible management, risk management and compliance functions and internal audits, organizations will go far in securing their data and systems, says PricewaterhouseCoopers Partner Carolyn Holcomb.
The benefits from employing social media as a way to connect with stakeholders outweigh the risks, says David Bradford, the editor of a new survey of risk managers. Still, he says, the risks must be adequately addressed.