2014 is finally the "The Year of Security." When the year stars fresh on the heels of the announcement that Target has suffered a data breach that impacts tens of millions of consumer payment cards ... that gets attention. And when that's followed up quickly with a second major breach, this one of luxury retailer Neiman Marcus, suddenly cybersecurity is being discussed everywhere.
We're pleased to welcome it with this 2014 edition of Security Agenda. The State of Information Security is our theme this year, and we explore it in the context of three key vertical industries:
- Financial Services - where Executive Editor Tracy Kitten profiles the top cyberthreats to institutions, including insight from Gartner's Avivah Litan;
- Government - where Executive Editor Eric Chabrow looks at government agencies' efforts in the post- Snowden era to build robust insider threat programs. Hear from Randy Trzeciak of Carnegie Mellon CERT's Insider Threat Program;
- Healthcare - where Managing Editor Marianne Kolbasuk McGee profiles new efforts to meet regulatory expectations for security and privacy. She gains exclusive insight from privacy officer and author Michelle Dennedy.
We also present a variety of features on other key topics facing security and risk management leaders in 2014.