The Field Report with Tom Field

Trends, Threats and Thought-Leaders

Trends, Threats and Thought-Leaders

I'm sorry, but weren't we just celebrating the holidays?

Unbelievable how fast the New Year has flown by already. It seems like we're all trying to get 12 months worth of work done in one.

And yet I've managed to squeeze in some recent conversations with security thought-leaders, and their insight will benefit you no matter what industry you might currently serve. Please be sure to check out these recent interviews:

Privacy & Consumer Protection: What to Expect in 2010

Privacy, data security and consumer protection - three of the top concerns to organizations everywhere. And they are three of the topics nearest and dearest to Lydia Parnes, former director of the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Bureau of Consumer Protection. Now a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Parnes works with organizations to ensure their privacy and security policies. In this interview, Parnes discusses:

  • Current trends in privacy, data security and consumer protection;
  • The greatest challenges to organizations entrusted with ensuring these protective measures;
  • How the public and private sectors are likely to work together to tackle these challenges this year.

Top Trends in Background Screening - Lester Rosen, Employment Screening Resources

Credit reports, social networks and international background checks are among the hottest topics in employment background screening, according to Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a CA-based firm.

Lester Rosen, President and CEO of ESR, discusses:

  • The top 10 trends in background screening in 2010;
  • Specific challenges for information security leaders;
  • How to improve your organization's background screening process.

And if Les sounds familiar to you, that's because he is also the key presenter in the webinar Avoid Negligent Hiring - Best Practices and Legal Compliance in Background Checks.

Cost of a Data Breach - Dr. Larry Ponemon, Ponemon Institute

Exactly how costly is a data breach to your organization?

The Ponemon Institute is out with its 5th annual "Cost of a Data Breach" study, detailing the hard and soft costs of these crimes. The institute's founder, Dr. Larry Ponemon, discusses:

  • The current cost of a data breach - and how it's risen since 2009;
  • Data breach trends across industry;
  • What organizations should do to respond to or prevent breaches.

Be sure to check out these and all of our other recent interviews with industry thought-leaders. Our editors are constantly adding new interviews to the site, so check back regularly, and be sure to subscribe to our podcast interview newsletter.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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