Information security threats - especially to critical infrastructures and from nation-states - are evolving. But security education curricula are struggling to keep pace, according to Eugene Spafford, renowned information security professor at Purdue University.
To win support for information security spending, IT security professionals need to refine how they make their case to senior executives, says Christopher Paidhrin, security compliance officer at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. Here's how.
Most organizations remain uncomfortable in letting their employees use their own mobile devices to access their IT systems. Yet, in many instances, those charged with securing their enterprises' IT understand that it's just a matter of time before they must grant workers permission to employ those devices.
Unfortunately, says Ken Vander Wal, most organizations have done little to address security in their policies and procedures regarding BYOD, which is changing the ways companies address user behavior and risk.
Bank of America's Keith Gordon says securing the mobile channel is much like securing any other banking channel: Controlling risks requires layers of security and controls. But educating customers plays a key security function, too.
The U.S. government is circulating a draft document of seven high-level categories detailing tasks, skills and job titles of IT security occupations that should help organizations to architect more effectively their staffs to safeguard data and systems.
An estimated 650,000 customers have recently switched from big banks to community banks and credit unions. But are these smaller institutions prepared for the new demand for security and fraud prevention?
Giving back to the community. It's a civic responsibility, says Dan Waddell of Tantus Technologies. But it's also a necessity to help raise cyber awareness. Waddell explains how security pros can give back.
Improving regulatory compliance efforts is the No. 1 information security priority for healthcare organizations in the year ahead. That's a key finding of the inaugural Healthcare Information Security Today survey.
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.