Security leaders have a firm grasp on their technology controls and processes as they continue into 2013. It's addressing the vulnerabilities in people that remains the outstanding challenge of the year.
It isn't just a staffing shortage that stops organizations from building cyberteams. It's a skills crisis, says SANS Institute founder Alan Paller, who tells why now is the ideal time to fill top roles with qualified professionals.
"This is our life for the future," DHS's Mark Weatherford says. "Bad guys are figuring out that they can create this kind of havoc at almost [no] cost for themselves. It is more than just a distraction; it is now the way we operate."
Using technology to prevent breaches is insufficient. Security leaders also must address the human factor, making sure staff members receive appropriate training on clear-cut policies - before it's too late.
Managing advanced persistent threats will be a priority throughout 2013, says RSA CISO Eddie Schwartz. How should organizations defend themselves against APTs and the year's other top security threats?
It's not malware, crime rings or hacktivists. What, then, are among the threats that concern security leaders most? CISO Tom Newton offers new insight on today's top threats and strategies to combat them.
The growing threat landscape exacerbates the IT security skills shortage, meaning many organizations struggle with inadequate and sometimes unqualified staff. How are security leaders addressing the crisis?
To acknowledge leaders who are playing a critical role in shaping the way healthcare organizations approach information security and privacy, HealthcareInfoSecurity announces its inaugural list of Influencers.