Americans express a bit less anxiety about their security than they felt a year ago, perhaps because they've become desensitized by extensive news reports about cyberattacks last spring, says Unisys' Steve Vinsik.
Dollars lost of fraud are one measure of an incident's impact. But the "soft" costs - loss of reputation and productivity - are the ones that most get the attention of Terry Austin of Guardian Analytics.
Eighty-five percent of data breaches go undetected, but organizations have a new type of cop on the beat to ferret out these illicit activities - the data scientist, says Phil Neray, head of security intelligence strategy and marketing for Q1 Labs, an IBM company.
Securing the massive amounts of data swamping organizations, a trend known as big data, can be addressed, in part, by organizations simply getting rid of data no longer needed, Grant Thornton's Danny Miller says.
Phishing - it's the classic scheme that never goes away. In fact, it evolves. Amy Blackshaw of RSA offers insights on how to respond to this and other trends identified in the 2012 Faces of Fraud survey....
What's the best strategy for communications after a data breach, like the one suffered by Global Payments Inc.? Bob Carr, CEO of Heartland Payment Systems, discusses what to say in the weeks following a breach.
To respond to a security incident, an organization must first be aware of it. But too many intrusions go undetected, says Rob Lee of SANS Institute. That's the first problem that needs to be addressed.
"Regulation drives spending," says George Tubin of GT Advisors. "You're in a situation where the regulators are telling you, 'You have to do something; you have to make improvements.' Therefore, the bank has to spend some money on technology."