What's the cost of a data breach?
The Ponemon Institute is out with its 5th annual "Cost of a Data Breach" study, and in an exclusive interview 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...
Credit reports, social networks and international background checks - these are three of the hottest topics in employment background screening, according to Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a CA-based firm.
In an exclusive interview, Lester Rosen, President and CEO of ESR, discusses:
The top 10 trends in...
You've heard of Stephen Covey's "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People?"
Well, information security leaders also must cultivate healthy habits to proactively manage their careers. Following are the 8 essential habits identified by successful security leaders:
Interview with Lydia Parnes, Former Director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection
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...
It is time to address the issue of protecting our identity and thanks to the federal government's implementation of PIV smart card credentials; we have a proven technology in place that could be leveraged for a much broader audience.
The New Year comes with fresh perspectives on priorities to be addressed by information security leaders.
To get a sense of what's top-of-mind, we went to three information security leaders:
Emil G. D'Angelo, International President of ISACA. He is also the senior Vice President overseeing the corporate data...
Information security is the hot career option for professionals in 2010 and beyond.
This is the prediction of David Foote of Foote Partners, the FL-based consultancy that tracks IT skills and competencies. In a look ahead at 2010 and beyond, Foote discusses:
the security careers "bubble" and how it began;
The University of Dayton (UD) and the Advanced Technical Intelligence Center (ATIC) have partnered to address the shortage of skilled information security professionals within government and businesses.
Starting now, students in the masters in business administration program (MBA) at UD will have the option of...
Risk management and effective security controls are on every organization's agenda, and responding to this market demand is ISACA (formerly known as the International Information Systems Auditing and Control Standards), which introduces a new risk-related certification for IT risk professionals.
Malware is increasingly sophisticated, and social media are the common new venues for attacks.
These are the headlines from the latest Cisco Annual Security Report. Patrick Peterson, Cisco senior fellow, offers highlights of the report, discussing:
Top trends and threats;
The risks to specific vertical...
Philip Foley, a former marine, is a senior security analyst for governance, risk and compliance at Verizon Cybertrust Security. He works a minimum of 40 hours per week with extensive travel - and then dedicates another 10-12 hours to pursuing an online graduate degree in Information Assurance from Norwich University.