They're thought-leaders. Movers and shakers. VIPs and MVPs within their industry sectors. And their actions weigh heavily on how information security is practiced, taught and tested. These are 2014's Influencers.
Anecdotal evidence usually supports the data the Labor Department culls on IT security employment. Usually isn't always, and the 2013 stats reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics are at odds with what is likely true.
The breach at Target stores that may have affected as many as 40 million credit and debit card account holders is a watershed moment that could greatly raise awareness of cybersecurity risks, says privacy attorney David Navetta.
Amidst draft legislation and the fallout of large-scale breaches, now is both the best and worst of times for privacy, says Trevor Hughes of the IAPP. What are the best career opportunities for privacy pros?
BankInfoSecurity and CUInfoSecurity have announced their annual list of Influencers to acknowledge individuals and organizations that are playing critical roles shaping information security and privacy.
With information freely available about anyone on the Internet, ISACA's Robert Stroud says security professionals need to better monitor and control how personal information is being accessed and used.
In a speech revealing new limits on the way intelligence agencies collect telephone metadata, President Obama also announced a comprehensive review of how government and business are confronting the challenges inherent in big data.
Undeterred, two senators will try again to get their colleagues to enact legislation that they contend would better safeguard sensitive information and notify consumers of a data breach when personally identifiable information is exposed.
CareersInfoSecurity's inaugural Top 10 Influencers list recognizes the leaders from business, education and government who are making groundbreaking efforts to have a great impact on information security careers in 2014.
Buried deep within a 308-page report from a presidential panel on ways to tighten federal surveillance and IT security programs are important recommendations on how to mitigate the insider threat at federal agencies.
A preliminary version of the cybersecurity framework takes a too-broad approach to privacy, says security and privacy attorney Harriet Pearson. And that could result in fewer organizations adopting the voluntary security guidelines.
Whether reports that the National Security Agency entered into a secret contract with security provider RSA are true or not - and RSA says they're not - the reputations of all American security vendors have been tarnished.